Ogof Ffynnon Ddu I Approach Route

In December 2018, the route to get to Ogof FfynnonDdu I (Bottom Entrance) changed.

You should not use the garden of the cottage at Y Grithig to get to OFD I. In addition, you should no longer use the footpath (known locally as The Pant, x x x x on the map below) which starts approximately 150m past the houses as you go down the hill. This is because access to the cave entrance from the bottom of The Pant is no longer possible as you would be on private land which cavers do not have permission to cross. Furthermore, you should not park or change in the bottom lay-by or in the road leading pass Y Grithig as there is no longer access via either route.

 If you are walking from SWCC HQ, take the road down the hill past the start of The Pant  footpath on your right and after about another 350m, just passed Powell's Cave, to a set of metal gates on the right hand side. Go through the smaller of the two gates. You can the descend across SWCC-owned land to the entrance by following the path (shown by - - - - on the map below). It is well trodden and should be clear to follow.


Access route to OFD I



  1. Dial 999
  2. Ask for the POLICE
  3. Then ask for CAVE RESCUE
  4. Be prepared to give as much information as possible about the location of the cave, the cavers involved and the injuries sustained.
  6. A Cave Rescue Warden will call you back for more details

SMWCRT The South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team HQ is at Penwyllt cottage no 2, and many of our members are also members of SMWCRT. The team hold training events throughout the year, usually in the local area Penwyllt - see their calendar for details.

Participation Statement: The SWCC recognises that caving, mine exploration and diving are activities with a risk of personal injury or death. Participants in such activities should be aware and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Through its association with the BCA the SWCC recognises that correct training is one way of minimising such risks and provides opportunities for training.