Pwll Dwfn, Llethryd Swallet and Tooth Cave

Access to these caves is to be granted to al bona-fide cavers.

Pwll Dwfn

Parking and changing arrangements are as for Dan-yr-Ogof. No key is required.

Llethryd Swallet

Llethryd Swallet Cave in Gower is an impressive and historically popular cave that became inaccessible around 2003, due to catastrophic sediment infill in the entrance series. A team from SWCC has been working for 3 years to regain access to the system and in doing so also found another cave nearby (Barns Cave). Access has now been agreed with the landowner, and the details can be found in this file.

The digging team and the landowner pay a total of £120.00 a year to cover the insurance aspects of groups caving in Llethryd and Barns cave. None of this cost is passed on to visiting caving groups and the intent is to maintain free access for the caving community

Tooth Cave

Keys for Tooth Cave are available from SWCC HQ. Arrangements to pick up keys can be made via the Permit Secretary. It is important to note that the cave is an SSSI and not to be entered October to April due to bat hibernation in the entrance series.

When visiting Tooth Cave, please park at the southern (Park Mill) car park only as a local landowner has been confrontational on the northern side; please avoid the northern area completely. We also need to remind all visitors of serious rapid flooding and bad air near the end of the cave.



  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.