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The NWCC maintains the access agreements for all the major caves in North Wales.  These include:

  • Ogof Llyn Parc
  • Ogof Llyn Ddu
  • Ogof Dydd Byraf
  • Ogof Hesp Alyn (OHA)
  • Ogof Hen Ffynhonau (OHF)/(Poacher's)
  • Ogof Cefn-y-Gist

In addition NWCC also maintains access for a number of old lead mines in the area. There have been significant issues with access at some sites in the past so if in doubt please contact the club for the latest information and advice on how to obtain access.


Access is available to members of bonafide clubs provided evidence of BCA (or equivalent) insurance can be provided. This is a requirement set by the landowners of each of the cave systems.

A number of the systems in the area are accessed through abandoned mines in areas frequented by the public.  As a consequence these systems are locked, again as a condition set by both the land and mineral owners, however access can easily be arranged by contacting the NWCC Secretary (secretary[at]northwalescavingclub.org.uk).

Visiting clubs are also welcome to join the NWCC on one of its regular winch trips provided at least four weeks notice is given.