Welcome/Croeso to the South Wales Caving Club!  

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - OFD Open, HQ Closed

Updated  Saturday 2nd April 2021

Following the Welsh Government's changes to COVID restrictions, the keys for Ogof Ffynnon Ddu are now available to Permit holders who are residents of Wales. 

As yet permit holders and permit applicants who live outside of Wales do not have legal travel access. Any contravention linked to cavers could have wider damaging implications.

It is hoped this situation will be temporary and we ask for permit holders and applicants to be patient and wait before arranging caving trips to OFD for further improvements in travel restrictions and legal access.

The HQ and overnight stays remain closed to visitors for now. We will be monitoring the situation closely and reopen as soon as we can.

SWCC have put together a COVID-19 Strategy for using the HQ. Please read through this and the new Interim Guidance and Procedures for accessing OFD before visiting the HQ, both of which can be found on our COVID-19 page.

Please check our COVID-19 page before travelling to the HQ in the future for the latest information and access arrangements.

Thank you,



SWCC is an active caving club based in Penwyllt, near Abercraf, fifteen miles North of Swansea, South Wales. We have around 300 members from all around the UK as well as overseas. Our primary focus is caving in South Wales but the club has frequent trips to other UK caving regions as well as expeditions worldwide. 

South Wales is one of the finest caving regions in the UK, directly below our headquarters lies Ogof Ffynnon Ddu and across the valley is Dan-yr-Ogof, two very extensive cave systems, with many others within easy reach. It is also a great area for walking and cycling, bordering on the Black Mountain and the Brecon Beacons.  

If you need to access the old site it is still available though no longer updated - Link to old SWCC website

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SWCC Address

1-10 Powell Street

Tel 01639 730613
Grid Reference SN856154

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