Little Neath River Cave Flood Entrance, LNRC

NGR: SN 91180 14200
304 m.asl

Powys , Northern Outcrop - Central (Penwyllt to Penderyn)
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Sink Cave
Access On the road from Pont Nedd-Fechan to Ystradfellte turn off on Gwaen Bryn-Bwch to the fenced road and go for 1.5 miles to Pont Cwm Pwll-y-rhyd. Cross the bridge and go North for 180m. Cross the river to a limestone exposure on the opposite bank. The entrance is in this at river bank level. Permission should be sought from Blaen Nedd Isaf farm.
Description The entrance is tight for the first few metres 1m x 0.5m and lower than the riverbed level. It takes some water all the time. The entrance passage is not easy and is liable to flood very easily. The cave is at least 8km long and contains many sumps and fine passages and chambers. It joins up via a sump with Bridge Cave whence it was first discovered. Care must be taken in Bouncing Boulder Chamber. It only takes part of the Nedd Fechan water here but joins up with the rest of the water and goes towards the Mellte It is reputed that Bridge Cave water reappears at and near Pwlldu.
History 1967 by U.B.S.S.
SSSI: 715 GCR: 556

Brendan Marris

Matt Emmett
UBSS 1967
CDG Review 1966-67
The Speleologist 2 (11), p.7, 1967, C.J.Gilmore, A prliminary report on the Little Neath River Cave
The Speleologist 3 (17), p.18, 1969, P.A.Standing, The Flooding of Little Neath River Cave
Belfry Bulletin, 262, Jan 1970, Colin Priddle, Little Neath River Cave
CDG nl.17 (1970)
Proc.UBSS 12(3) p.323, Second Report on the Little Neath River Cave [Site 1 in or by the river bed]
CDG nl.19 (1971)
CDG nl.24 (1972)
CDG nl.25 (1972)
CDG nl.26 (1973)
CDG nl.28 (1973)
UBSS Survey and Description - 1973 Booklet
CDG nl.33 (1974)
CDG nl.36 (1975)
CDG nl.38 (1976)
Belfry Bulletin, 397, May 1981, Stu Lindsey, Digging in Little Neath River Cave
CDG nl.57 (1980)
CDG nl.59 (1981)
CDG nl.64 (1982)
UBSS Proc 18(2) (1988)
Caves of South Wales, Stratford, T., 1995
CDG nl.121 (1996)
CDG nl.125 (1997)
CDG nl.138 (2001)
CDG nl.145 (2002)
CDG nl.146 (2003)
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 474
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