learn to cave

Brecon Beacons


Just north of the heads of the Valleys road near the village of Pont Neddfechan lies an area of limestone called Ystradfelte.  The area is also known as “Waterfall country” as the Mellte and Hepste rivers cascade over spectacular waterfalls on their way to join the Neath river.  These rivers have carved large cave systems from within the limestone.  Porth Yr Ogof and Little River Neath Cave are two of the more famous cave systems.

During our open caving weekend we will organise caving trips, both half and full days, to explore the caves of South Wales.  We will make sure you will be caving with people of a similar ability and will make sure every caving trip is an adventure.  Whether you are coming alone or as part of a group we will make sure everyone feels welcome and involved.  We rent a small cottage close to the caves where rooms are available and camping in the garden is always an option.  If you would prefer to organise your own accommodation you can simply meet us for caving adventures during the day.

As well as caving adventures on both days of the weekend we are able to organise climbing  and walking trips for partners or if you would prefer a mixture of activities during the weekend.

The caves are wet and wild and for a lot of the time we will be following underground rivers.  The caves vary massively in how physical and demanding they can be which is why this is a great area to introduce people to caving.  For complete beginners we visit several caves in a day spending no more than 2 hours underground in any one cave.  For the fit and adventurous we visit one of the toughest caves in the country which as a 600m long squeeze to keep out all but the most determined!

The cost for two days of caving is £120 per person (maximum group size of 6, if we have more than six cavers we will break into smaller groups with other instructors)

If you would like to stay Friday and Saturday night in the cottage with breakfast and lunch included the price is £200 for the weekend.

Am I fit enough?

Anyone who is physically mobile can enjoy exploring the caves of South Wales. We will make sure that we tailor the caving adventure to your abilities and your desire to explore!