Thanks to the South Wales Caving Club
SWCC and COG cropped

Sunday 28th July 2019: Some COG members with Duncan Hornby, the duty officer of the South Wales Caving Club, who gave a talk about the cave system and caving near the abandoned village of Penwyllt near Craig y Nos.

We also had a short tour and learned a bit about the history of the club and its club house, which is actually an adapted row of quarry houses. Afterwards we walked a five mile circuit in perfect weather through the Nature Reserve where the ecology is slowly hiding the scars of quarrying and brickworks. The derelict tram roads and railway lines not only make excellent walking routes but appear to be pretty good for insects, birds and wild flowers too! We called in at The Ancient Briton after the walk where we sat in the shade of a huge umbrella. If you missed this great day out don’t worry it will be in the Programme again next year.

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AGM 2018

In line with the General Data Protection Regulations introduced earlier this year, we have set out the way we use members’ personal contact information in a policy. You can find it on the Resources page, and here’s a link: Use of personal information – COG policy statement


COG committee for 2018-19

Following the Annual General Meeting of COG on November 7th, the current committee members are:

President – Bob Neville

Chairman – David Miller

Treasurer – Patrick Kelly

Secretary – Richard Jarvis

Membership Secretary – Brian Daw

Safety Officer – Nick Williams

Walks Co-ordinator – Josie Lee

Social Secretary – Sian Davies

Communications Officer & Programme Typesetter – Susan Powell

Family Liaison Officers – Jane Savage & Rowena Furnish

Three Peaks Trial Event Organiser – Chris Lewis

Three Peaks Trial Finance Officer – Jane Ormrod

Committee Member – Roger Gimblett


It was decided at the AGM that membership fees will remain the same as in 2016-17. These are £15 per year for adults and £2 for children under 18. The reduced fee of £12 for adults will remain in place. The contribution towards petrol costs when travelling to events by car will remain at 24p per mile.