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Ogof-yr-Ardd, Ogof Yr Ardd, Garden Cave, Pen Blwydd yr Ogof, Birthday Cave


NGR: SN 85014 14634
218 m.asl

Powys , Northern Outcrop - Central (Penwyllt to Penderyn)
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Active Cave
Access Both entrances to the Cave are behind Rhongyr Isaf. At the rear of the garden, a stile on the left leads to a group of dolines, one of which contains an entrance; the safer and more pleasant way in is a second entrance at the rear of the garden surrounded by a wooden fence.
Description An entrance series of awkward drops through thin beds to a stream which can be followed for a distance. This then leads via a 10 metre pitch to an impressive chamber enlarged on a junction of joints, with the stream entering as a waterfall higher in the roof. The passage continues for 750 metres until a sump is reached.
History SWCC in 1950. Extended by Cavers at Minerva in 1985
Hydrology
Conservation
Gallery

Brendan Marris
2008

Gary Evans
2020
Survey
G.Evans, G.Mitchell, M.Woodfield, S.Davies 2006
References
Caves in Wales and the Marches (Dalesman), Jenkins, D.W. & Williams, A.M., 1st Ed.1963, p.31
O'Reilly, P.M.,O'Reilly, S.E.,Fairburn, C.M., SWCC, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, (1969), p.15
Caves of South Wales, Stratford, T., 1995
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 309
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