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OFD1 Approach

by PCW ~, 25 July 2011

Please note you can no longer approach Ogof Ffynnon Ddu 1 "Bottom entrance" via the yard of "Y Grithig".

The only routes are now as follows:

If you are walking from the SWCC HQ: take the road down the hill, past the houses, and take the footpath signposted on your right (through a gate). There is a bathtub a few metres down. Follow the path down for another 500m or so, through a wooden gate, and you will come to the site of a previous gate.

Turn left and walk along the dry stone walling (thisíll make sense when youíre there!) and then cross the wire fence at the point where there is no barbed wire. This brings you out just above the cave entrance; take care as the bank is often slippery.

If you are parking in the usual lay-by: walk down the lane as usual, but keep going past Y Grithig and take the footpath on your right (taking care to shut the gate - there are sometimes horses in here). Follow the path 100m or so up to the site of a previous gate and turn right along the dry stone walling, as described above. If you reach the wooden gate youíve gone too far.

As ever please take care when crossing fences and keep noise to a minimum, especially if entering or leaving the cave at an anti-social hour. The club has always enjoyed good relations with local landowners and we wish that to remain the case.

Watch out for dragons. Photos and description.