South Wales CaveFest Itinerary

Here is an itinerary of the South Wales CaveFest caves, mines and other activities.

Friday.
10am – Open for arrivals
12 – 6pm – Early check in.
8pm – Bar open
9pm – 10pm – Meet the team.
10pm -11:30pm – Tunes in the marquee

Saturday.
10am – meet your leaders
11am -7pm – Caving.
11am – ? – Activities onsite available
2pm? – Treasure hunt
8pm – Bar opens – Fancy dress
8:30pm – BBQ, campfire
9pm – 10pm – Live music from Sam Evans
10:30pm – 12am – DJ Dan announces winner of fancy dress. Disco to finish.

Sunday.
10am – meet your leaders
11am – 7pm – Caving.
11am – ? – Activities onsite available.
8pm – Bar opens
8:30pm – Kit exchange
9:00pm – Quiz
11pm – Disco/live music/open mic?

Monday.
Open cave trips all day. No leaders provided. The idea is to spend your time caving and being social. This way people will meet new people and get the chance to network and make new connections.

some activities will be available during the day.
4pm – 6pm – Final goodbye at the marquee. Soft drinks available.
7pm – Close

CAVES

 Click here  For a brief description of the caves and their location

Novice Cavers

Ogof Clogwyn (1-2 hrs) Suitable for kids. The trip will also take in Victorian railway tunnels and water culverts.

Eglwys Faen (1-2 hrs)  Suitable for kids.

Ogof Dwy Sir (1-2 hrs)

Bridge Cave (1-2 hrs)  Suitable for kids.

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 – Streamway (3-4 hrs plus a 30 minute walk down and up the hill.)

Intermediate Cavers

Ogof Craig a Ffynnon – North West Inlet  (2- 3 hrs  A wetsuit is recommended)

Ogof Craig a Ffynnon – Hall of the Mountain King (3 – 4 hrs)

Ogof Craig a Ffynnon – Helectite Passage and Pagoda formation (5 – 6 hrs)

Shakespeare’s Cave (1 hr –  a wetsuit is recommended)

Ogof Cnwc (2 hrs)

Ogof Draenen – Round trip (Pyysically demanding trip of  5 – 6 hrs Cows tails are recommended)

Agen Allwedd – Music room & Ace of Spades (4 hrs plus a 30 min walk from the car park!)

Agen Allwedd – Inner Circle (6 – 7 hrs plus a 30 min walk from the car park)

Ogof Gwaliau Gwynion – Channers dig and Ogof Pen Eryr ( 2 – 3  hrs)

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 – Round Trip  NB Cows tails are essential (4 hrs)

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 2 – Trident, Judge & Swamp Creek  (3 – 4 Hhs)

Little Neath River Cave (3 – 4 hrs A wetsuit is recommended)

Experienced Cavers

Ogof Capel  (3 hrs)

Daren Cilau – Ogof Cnwc Through Trip (Physically demanding trip of 5 – 6 hrs)

Daren Cilau – Time Machine (Physically demanding trip of  7 hrs)
Dan Yr Ogof (4 – 5 hrs)

MINES (subject to an access permit)

Wigpool Iron Mine (4 Hours) – Saturday Only

Noxon Park Mines (3 hours) – Sunday Only

Note:  Timings are approximate and will depend upon the group. Trips are subject to demand and availability of leaders. Please let us know if you would be happy to lead a trip.