Other Caves on Mynydd Llangatwg and in the Clydach Gorge

Eglwys Faen

There are no access restrictions to this cave, which lies within the Craig y Cilau Nature Reserve. There are four entrances. The cave is popular with novice groups. Eglwys Faen consists of a large main passage, and Eastern and Western Series, and an upper series of crawls - the Warren.

The only fixed aid in the cave is a ladder which gives access to the Warren.

Ogof Pen Eryr

There are no access restrictions to this cave. It offers a short but sporting trip, and contains a notorious corkscrew squeeze near the start which is not passable to cavers of large build. The cave is almost completely dry.

Ogof Gwaliau Gwynion

Gated access. Keys available from Whitewalls by arrangement with Chelsea Spelaeological Society. This short muddy cave has a well decorated grotto at the end.

Ogof Capel

This cave has two entrances. The Ogof Capel entrance leads quickly to two sumps, whereas there is a 'dry' entrance to the cave via Ogof Gelynnen. The cave is gated beyond the point where the two routes join. Access (currently temporarily suspended) is managed by Cambrian Caving Council. Trips are by leader only and party sizes are limited to leader plus two. Strictly no novices.
There is parking for the cave adjacent to the new footbridge at Blackrock.

A list of leaders can be found here.

Ogof Clogwyn

There are no access restrictions to this cave. Please make use of the recently installed bolts alongside the footpath down to the cave - using a rope here will help reduce erosion.

Ogof Nant Rhin

There are no access restrictions to this cave. The original very tight entrance (which is also wet) is adjacent to the excavated entrance created in 2004. Originally, parking for Ogof Nant Rhin was a large layby on the A465, however this no longer exists. It is possible to reach the cave by following the Clydach river 300 metres upstream from Ogof Clogwyn.

There is a top entrance to this cave just below Pont Gam on the Brynmawr - Clydach road which connects to the rest of the cave via 3 short pitches (rope lengths 15m, 10m, 20m) but note that these have not been bolted for pull-through. Please do not park cars on private land belonging to the house opposite unless you have obtained permission - there is space for 2 or 3 cars by Blackrock Quarry, lower down. Above ground, access between the two entrances is possible making use of a new bat tunnel under the A465.

Ogof Rhaedr Ddu

There are no access restrictions for this cave. Access is from the northwest end of Blackrock Quarry. Roadside parking is limited, with space for about 2 cars.