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Representing underground exploration across Wales, The Forest of Dean and The Marches

Caving Wales is the national association for caving in Wales, the Forest of Dean and the Marches for individual cavers, caving clubs and similar organisations. It represents regional and wider caving interests within the United Kingdom through the British Caving Association whilst maintaining its position as an independent body. Caving Wales is recognised and supported by Sport Wales as the representative body for caving in Wales. Caving Wales also represents mine explorers and mine history organisations. Many cavers share an interest in heritage mines and the industrial archaeology of Wales, and caving is often another interest of mine explorers. Geology takes no account of national borders. So the area covered by Caving Wales take in parts of England that border on Wales where the rocks found on both sides of the border are effectively parts of the same structural group.


Ogof Draenen via Ogof Tarddiad Pwll Du With the landowners’ agreement, Caving Wales is over-seeing an open access system for all bona fide cavers. Please complete the logbook inside the OTPD entrance. For parking, the agreed route to reach the entrance, and other information such as fixed aids and photos, please download the visitor guide. Cambrian Caving Council will now be known as Caving Wales - The new Constitution can be found here. Annual General Meeting 2024 Draft Minutes Click here Update: Cwm Dwr Boulder Choke Stabilization work has been completed and Cwm Dwr is now reopened. Please continue to be vigilant passing this and all other boulder chokes. Geology Walks with BBNPA’s Geology Expert Alan Bowring Click here New dates for SRT Workshops Click here Topo guides for recent installations of hangers in OFD. Click here Ogof Gofan Access and Range West briefings Click here Mynydd Llangatwg Cave Management Advisory Committee (MLCMAC) Click here

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