Why has the Forest of Dean been placed with North Wales?

Visit this sub-forum to enter BCRA's competition to locate cryogenic cave calcites in the UK. Posts include information on CCCs and on how to enter the competition.

Moderators: David Gibson, Gina

Gina
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue 03 May 2011 10:16

Why has the Forest of Dean been placed with North Wales?

Post by Gina » Mon 30 Oct 2017 12:28

You may be asking, why has the Forest of Dean been placed with North Wales instead of South Wales?

The reason is because there are far more opportunities to find cryogenic cave calcites in South Wales than there are in the Forest of Dean. Those caving in South Wales would therefore have an unfair advantage over the Forest of Dean cavers. CCCs are unlikely to be found in North Wales, but there is a small possibility, hence it is included here with the Forest of Dean.