Ogof Dydd Byraf, Shortest Day Cave

NGR: SJ 25510 52020
340 m.asl

Wrexham , North Wales
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Cave in mine Cave in mine
Access The cave lies to the North of the road from Minera to World's End. Access is controlled by the NWCC and GCC and keys can be obtained from Hon. Sec. The farmer must be contacted before Descent. The cave is situated across two fields from the farm, It is on the edge of the Minera Quarry, above two old kilns which have conspicuous chimneys. Current Access arrangements
Description A 7 metre rift pitch leads from the mine into the cave. It contains an extensive series of large sized passages and chambers, approximately 1Km in all. The cave was discovered by P.J. Appleton of the S.M.C. in 1964. Exp0loration was continued by the S.M.C., S.C.C. and other members of the NWCA.
History 1964 Wrexham Caving Club
SSSI: 0482 Ruabon/Llantysilio Mountains and Minera (Mixed) GCR: 568
Peter Appleton - 1989
Speleo., 1, (1), 1965. Description
Speleologist, 1 (3), 1965, pp.6-7, Peter J.Appleton, Ogof Dydd Byraf A new cave in North Wales
The Speleologist, 2, (6), 1966
SMC Year Book 1964/1965
RFDCC nl 35 p.9, Jim Hay, Ogof Dydd Byraf
The Caves of North East Wales, Ebbs, Cris , June 2000
Cris Ebbs Caves of North Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 924
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