Cave/Mine Access

Cave
Contact Address
Information

Minera Caves
North Wales

Dewi Lloyd  
Bryn Sirion
Ffordd Isaf, Gwynfryn
LL11 5TS

01978 757305
Warden system in operation.  Send e-mail, include date for planned trip. Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs with BCA insurance.  Managed byNorth Wales Caving Club (NWCC)

Alyn Valley systems inc. OHF & OHA
North Wales

Dewi Lloyd  
Bryn Sirion
Ffordd Isaf, Gwynfryn
LL11 5TS

01978 757305
Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs with BCA insurance.  Contact NWCC for latest info. 

 

Croes Bleddyn Swallet
Forest of Dean

John Hine
The Grottage 2, Cullis Lane,
Mile End, Coleford, Glos.
GL16 7OF.

Please send written request, stating preferred date for trip, enclose a sae.
Itton North Swallet
Forest of Dean
Dave Hardwick
Kerith Cottage, Heath End,
Cromhall, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8AS.
Please send written request, stating preferred date for trip, enclose a sae.
Otter Hole
Wye Valley

Nicky Bayley
67 Templeway West
Lydney, Glos. GL15 5JD
01594 840481

Please visit http://www.rfdcc.org.uk for booking details. Party size limited to 5 + leader.
Big Sink
Forest of Dean
Paul Taylor
9 Massey Road,
Gloucester, GL1 4LG
Please send written request, stating preferred date for trip, enclose a sae.
Wet Sink
Forest of Dean
Andy Clark
Sunshade Cottage, Lower Redbrook, Monmouth,
NP5 4LZ
Please send written request, stating preferred date for trip, enclose a sae.
Redhouse Lane Swallet
Forest of Dean
Paul Taylor
9 Massey Road,
Gloucester, GL1 4LG
Please send written request, stating preferred date for trip, enclose a sae. This cave is generally closed in winter due to high water levels.
Ogof Capel
Clydach Gorge

Keyholders & Leaders:-
Tony Donovan 01639 720488
Stuart France 01874 730527
Mike Kelly 07735 989857
Malcolm Reid  01495 292322
Bernie Woodley 01685 812488
Robin Weare -
Martyn Farr - 01873 811085
Dan Thorne - 07714 326745
Paul Fairman -
Other Leaders:-
Adrian Fawcett
Chris Crowley -
Huw Durban -
Martyn Grass - 01934 742710
Barry Hill - 01874 611928
Richard Hill - 01497 820739
Pete Hobson - 07801 545603
Nig Rogers - 07791 877806
John Stevens - 07934 479571
Paul Tarrart - 01792 795600
Sion Way - 07816 074732

Parties should be no more than three in total and must be led. No novices.

 

 

Ogof Carno
Clydach Gorge
Access to Carno Adit is no longer available.
Craig a Ffynnon
Clydach Gorge

MCLMAC permit secretary,
Malcolm Reid,
39 Railway Terrace,
Blaina,
Gwent,  NP13 3BU.

Send sae with date for planned trip. Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs, this is defined as clubs, which are members of a regional council, BCRA or similar body.

Mynydd Llangatwg Cave Management / Advisory Committee

Ogof Draenen
Clydach Gorge
Sue Mabbett
2 Garth Close,
Morganstown, Cardiff,
CF15 8LF,

Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs, this is defined as clubs, which are members of a regional council, BCRA or similar body. Please send Jiffy type envelope with address for return, Deposit cheque for £10 made payable to PDCMG (Pwll Ddu Cave Management Group) the cheque will be destroyed on return of key. Letter on Club headed note paper requesting key for a trip detailing when you want the key. As Jiffy bags are more 5mm thick you will need to use postage for large packages 75p (new postal charges from May 2012 - 90p) per stamp 1st class currently. For more info see Latest News

Agen Allwedd
Llangattock Escarpment

MCLMAC permit secretary,
Malcolm Reid,
39 Railway Terrace,
Blaina,
Gwent,  NP13 3BU.

Send sae with date for planned trip. Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs, this is defined as clubs, which are members of a regional council, BCRA or similar body. Maximum party size 8, age limits apply.

Mynydd Llangatwg Cave Management / Advisory Committee

Ogof Cnwc/ Price's Dig
Llangattock Escarpment
  Key available from Stuart France, Any bona fide individual caver or caving club can get one for £10, refundable if the key is returned. A key for the gate is not required if undertaking the through trip from Daren Cilau.
Ogof Gwaliau Gwynion
Llangattock Escarpment
  Gate no longer locked.
Pant Mawr Pot
Ystradfellte
SWCC HQ
1-10 Powell St
Penwyllt
Pen-y-Cae
Swansea SA9 1GQ
Tel: 01639 730 613
Permission available from SWCC HQ at weekends, for mid week access contact SWCC.
Please look at the Latest Cave Access Info page for updated access info.
Cwm Dwr Quarry Cave
Swansea Valley
Hayley Meredith
Send sae or e-mail, include date for planned for planned trip. Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs, this is defined as clubs, which are members of a regional council, BCRA or similar body. Maximum party size 6.
Dan-yr-Ogof
Swansea Valley
Contact Details Here The party must be with a Dan-yr-Ogof Conservation Warden.
OFD2
Swansea Valley
SWCC HQ
1-10 Powell St
Penwyllt
Pen-y-Cae
Swansea SA9 1GQ
Tel: 01639 730 613
Send sae or e-mail, include date for planned for planned trip. Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs, this is defined as clubs, which are members of a regional council, BCRA or similar body. Maximum party size 6.
OFD1
Swansea Valley
SWCC HQ
1-10 Powell St
Penwyllt
Pen-y-Cae
Swansea SA9 1GQ
Tel: 01639 730 613
Send sae or e-mail, include date for planned for planned trip. Access available to members of bona fide caving clubs, this is defined as clubs, which are members of a regional council, BCRA or similar body. Maximum party size 6.
Tunnel Cave
Swansea Valley
SWCC HQ
1-10 Powell St
Penwyllt
Pen-y-Cae
Swansea SA9 1GQ
Tel: 01639 730 613
Contact SWCC HQ for trips in and out of the top entrance. DYO warden required to exit via Showcaves.

More info here
Lesser Garth Cave
North Cardiff
Quarry company controls access  
Aberdare No 1 Level
Iron Mine
Pontypool
Chris Gibbs
15 Elmhurst Close,
Trevethin,
Pontypool,
NP4 8EB
Key held by Chris Gibbs, and access is available to bona fide cavers.
Llethrid Swallet
Gower
  Gate no longer locked, but the cave is believed to be inaccessible due to flood debris or roof collapse, and there are issues with the exact permitted route of access (i;.e. which path to use).
Tooth Cave
Gower
SWCC HQ
1-10 Powell St
Penwyllt
Pen-y-Cae
Swansea SA9 1GQ
Tel: 01639 730 613
Must be members of a caving club with BCA insurance, key from SWCC HQ.
Please look at the Latest Cave Access Info page for updated access info.
Ogof Gofan   Cavers should contact the CCC Conservation/Access Officer to outline their plan and receive information about the site - including how to find it and pitch-rigging suggestions.  CCC will pass your details on to the National Park Ranger who will issue you with a one-off permit, likely by email.  CCC would like to receive trip reports as there is no logbook in the cave at present
Castlemartin Range West   CCC has negotatiated an access agreement with the military landowner to explore the limestone cliffs here for new caves.  The procedure to follow is explained in the April 2015 CCC Newsletter, click here to download a copy
Greenbridge Cave   CCC now has an access agreement.  Contact Stuart France for loan of the key and parking etc details
Cave Access Ltd controlled mines   CCC officers have negotiated access for exploring 11 disused mine sites across Wales owned by NRW or the Welsh Government.  The mine locations and access permit procedure is on the www.caveaccess.co.uk website.  The scheme runs until March 2016 and it is hoped to renew and expand it then.
Twll Clogfaen  
SO 022 084 is gated with a 'Derbyshire' bolt and chain.  Take two large adjustable spanners to get in.  CCC has an access agreement here with NRW, but it is understood that they are selling the land.  Please check with the CCC Conservation/Access Officer about current ownership and access.