Westminster Speleological Group

Location: 1-3 Craven Passage, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 5PH.

The WSG was formed in 1950 by a group of apprentice electricians from Willesden, “to propagate speleology both as a sport and a science, in the British Isles and abroad”. It currently has about 75 members, drawn from all walks of life. Most live in or around London, or near to our cottage in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales.

WSG was formed in 1950 by a group of apprentice electricians from Willesden, “to propagate speleology both as a sport and a science, in the British Isles and abroad”. It currently has about 75 members, drawn from all walks of life. Most live in or around London, or near to our cottage in the Brecon Beacons.

The club organises about two weekend trips each month. These have either a pre-determined caving trip in mind or a ‘see what everyone’s interested in when we get there” approach. The club is not bureaucratic or overly organised! At least half the trips are to the Brecon Beacons of South Wales, with the remainder to Yorkshire or Mendip, and the odd weekend in Derbyshire or the Forest of Dean. A meets list is published in the club’s newsletter and all activities from caving trip, days out, birthday parties and more are accessed through the interactive club diary in the member.s website. You can even check which members plan to attend each trip and share a car with them.

Within this caving programme, we aim to lay on trips suited to all levels of experience, from novice to hardened caver, while giving all members the opportunity to develop their experience and skills. Of course, the organised programme is not the end of our activities – there are plenty of other trips arranged by members. May 2006 saw us exploring the Victorian Sewers under West London designed by J W Bazalgette himself!

The club has two evening meets, on the first and third Tuesday of each month. It.s a good idea to contact a committee member before coming along to your first London meet, so we can look out for you. There are good occasions to sort what caves you can be getting down and to sort out a lift to the next caving meet.

Club Contact Information
Website: https://www.wsg.org.uk/index.php
Email: https://www.wsg.org.uk/html/contacts.htm

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