Welsh News

Cave Archaeology in North Wales – the last few years

The bone caves of north Wales have received increased attention from archaeologists in recent years. Excavations have taken place at Llanarmon Cave (Llanarmon-yn-ial) and Ffynnon Bueno Cave (Tremeirchion) by Rob Dinnis, then of the British ...

Newsflash: Water Release Affecting Porth Yr Ogof on 8th December Cancelled

Information has been received from Welsh Water to confirm that the planned water release in the Mellte River on 8th December 2016 is no longer taking place, therefore water levels at Porth yr Ogof will ...

Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 9th, 10th and 11th September

Information has just been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that due to high rainfall predicted for tonight in the relevant area a planned release of water from an upstream dam ...

Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 8th August

Information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is to be a planned release of water from an upstream dam on Monday 8 August 2016. This will affect ...

News: BCA July Newsletter is now available

The latest edition of the British Caving Association's Newsletter for July 2016 is now available. The contents include: a message from the Chairman, Andy Eavis, about the recent AGM which has information on the newly ...

News: Cwmystwyth Mine works – Phase 1 completed

Roy Fellows reports another completed stage in the stabilisation program in Cwmystwyth Mine. The underground works phase 1, support of the stull above the skipway, is now completed and the area cleared. Normal access to ...

South Wales Caving Club – 70th Anniversary

South Wales Caving Club has recently celebrated its 70th anniversary on April 30th. SWCC has been based in the Upper Swansea Valley for all that time, and has always made cavers welcome to their impressive ...

Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 14 April

Information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that there is to be a planned release of water from an upstream dam on Thursday 14 April 2015. This will affect ...
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Why the BCA should listen to show cave owners.

A recent article in Descent based on a letter from Ashford Price, member of the Association of British and Irish Show Caves (ABIS), expresses the Associations strong objection to the BCA proposal to alter the present ...

Update: Drws Cefn and Ogof Draenen – landowners’ reaction

The landowners who own access to the UK's second longest cave, Ogof Draenan, have made it clear that they won't be bullied by threats of legal action made by cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers In ...

Update: More news on Drws Cefn legal threats

We reported on 24 November 2015 about the legal action threatened by cavers Stuart France and Nigel Rogers against Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the landowner concerning their claim to have access rights to Drws ...

News: Ogof Marros – New Discovery

A new cave has been found in Carmarthenshire by a team of ten cavers from South Wales. The cave was dug throughout much of 2015, and the new cave passages did not come easily. An ...