Access to some caves has become unavailable or inadvisable. Please see the Corona Virus page for further details. Updates will be posted there not here. The list below reflects the access arrangements prior to Corona.
Caves with management committees or controlled by clubs or individuals
A number of caves are kept locked for various reasons including the conservation of their geology and protected species such as bats which may be present at various times of the year. Follow the cave management or club contacts in the site list below. In a few cases in the Forest of Dean, an individual controls access. Some caves have a leader system where either you approach a leader from a published list or the cave management committee will find a leader to help you.