We are pleased to offer a number of caving experiences within different parts of South Wales. These may be undertaken as an introduction to caving, as a way of developing your own logbook or as a family / group adventure day.
Our caving adventures are suitable for all sorts of groups, from ages 5 and upwards (when accompanied by parent or legal guardian).
All of our adventures are Challenge by Choice. We will always start gently and in large spaces before slowly increasing the challenge on an individual and voluntary basis; you will not be forced into anything you are uncomfortable with and we can always move around areas or obstacles that you are unhappy with.
Book your caving adventure here and choose from caving at one of the following locations:
Llangattock Escarpment (above the village of Llangattock, between Brynmawr and Crickhowell) - from £40 per child / £50 per adult*
This is a relatively easy caving adventure with a walk through a nature reserve before descending into Eglwys Faen (Welsh for the 'stone church') and exploring the large cave chambers and its numerous entrances. This cave is generally a 'big cave' and you can walk upright for most of it. There are some smaller passages and even some flat-out wriggles ... but only if you choose them!
Please see our Blog entry about the caves at Llangattock Escarpment here.
Gilwern Hill & Clydach Gorge (above the village of Govilon, between Blaenavon and Brynmawr) - from £40 per child / £50 per adult*
These are also relatively easy caving adventures with a pleasant walk over the moorland to caves which descend as long, walking-size, tubes through the rock but with a couple of obstacles which require a short crawl or climb to pass. There is the option of a few tight crawls but even if you don't do these sections you will have had some great caving passing through historical graffiti, incredible geology and perhaps even seeing a bat!
Please see our Blog entries about the caves within Gilwern Hill here and Clydach Gorge here.
The Nedd Valley (above Glynneath and Pontneddfechan in 'waterfall country') - from £40 per child / £50 per adult*
This is a more challenging caving adventure requiring scrambling and clambering along a dry (but still slippery) stream bed then down a short rocky step and into one, two or three caves which are all very close to each other. The caves vary in difficulty with some crawls and awkward moves in some but striaghtforward walking passages in the others - the rewards are well worth the efforts though with cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, flowstone and even bullhead fish in underground lakes!
Please see our Blog entry about the caves at the Nedd Valley here.
Porth yr Ogof (nestled in the hills just above Ystradfellte village) - from £40 per child / £50 per adult*
Perhaps the most popular cave in Wales, Porth yr Ogof is the starting point for many new cavers and is particularly well suited to people who are a bit claustrophobic, perhaps worried about their fitness or who have slightly nervous children with them.
A short walk from the car park leads us to a choice between two (of 15) entrances to the cave from where we will explore large walking passages, large chambers and an underground river before we increase the challenge with wriggles, crawls and obstacles such as the 'letter box'.
This cave is truly fantastic and holds so many opportunities to explore and enjoy yourself including the chance to abseil into the cave and follow the river through the cave, exiting at a different point than you enter at!
Please see our Blog entry about the cave at Porth yr Ogof here.
*Prices are based on a group of 4 or more - please speak to us if you can't find 4 people though!
We will provide caving suits, helmets and torches although you will need to bring your own wellies and a change of clothes to wear under the caving suit (which may get muddy and a bit wet).