New year, New SWCC Website!

As promised we have now moved over to our new look website, I hope you like it and can find all the information you need.

I have been unable to move your log-in details across, so you will unfortunately have to go through that afresh, but at least it should be the last time and I am hopeful that password recovery and other such niceties will work again now. Registration is only available to current SWCC members it gives access to a few additional areas, in particular the library, though SWCC Newsletters remain available to all under the Club menu. There will be some teething issues. Please be patient and let me know what needs fixing and I'll get it sorted - Webmaster

Not every page has been moved across as I took the opportunity to do some gardening, but if you really miss those party pictures from 2001 let me know and I'll see what I can do. If you need to access the old site it is still available though no longer updated - Link to old SWCC website


On the other side of the valley from Penwyllt, almost opposite the cottages, is the entrance to Dan-yr-Ogof. This is a fine and extensive system, and the river which flows out of Dan-yr-Ogof initially leaves the surface on the Black Mountain, more than two miles from where it can last be seen in the cave.

The entrance series of Dan-yr-Ogof is a show cave, but a 10 minute walk through the show cave leads to the start of the 'cavers cave'. Wetsuits are recommended as the Lakes and the Green Canal are cold and deep. Water levels in the Lakes especially are known to be very variable and can rise with little or no warning.

Control of caver access is through the DYO Cave Advisory Committee on behalf of the Show Cave owners. All parties (max 5 pers) in the cave must have a Dan-yr-Ogof Leader with them (called a warden) and have recognised caving insurance - but see the DYO CAC site for up to date access details.

And you will have to dodge the dinosaurs on your way in . . .

SWCC Address

1-10 Powell Street

Tel 01639 730613
Grid Reference SN856154

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