Tunnel Cave (Cathedral)

The key is available from SWCC HQ to all bona-fide cavers for all trips in and out of the top entrance. The tunnel top gate has been modified and is now working as it should be. The handles cannot now be over turned and cause the gate to become jammed shut. It is still recommended that cavers test the mechanism before entering the cave and closing the door. Please keep the gate closed at all times unless you are actually in the process of entering or exiting.

Please note there is currently no access to or from the showcave section of the cave and so access and exit must be made by the top entrance only. Please do not attempt to enter the showcave.



  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.