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caving in walesCaving in Wales

Think you’ve seen all there is to see in Wales? Well you’ve never seen it quite like this before!

At Adventure Britain we offer some of the best caving experiences available in the UK, from our home in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).

Caving or speleology is the underground exploration of natural or man-made caverns.  Cave systems have taken thousands of years to evolve their fantastic shapes, and crystal & clay formations. Stalagtites and stalagmites found across the rocky cave floor and roofs are just two types of calcite formations that may greet a visitor to this unique natural world. Virgin clay floors remain as pristine as the day ancient floodwaters last receded. A caving trip and caving tour takes you to a world that, whether you are the first to enter or not, will leave an unforgettable impression.

What will I be doing during the caving session in South Wales?

cavingYour caving activities in Wales can involve walking and crawling through a whole new subterranean world. Be amazed by the rock formations, attempt many of the challenges presented by them such as the intriguingly named “Toilet”. South Wales has some of the best limestone caving in northern Europe. This provides the flexibility to choose the right cave to suit all sizes, ages and abilities. On our very doorstep we have the biggest cave entrance in Wales and the largest cave passage in the United Kingdom.

Who can go caving ?

caving walesA caving experience in South Wales is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities, from 7 + years of age! Given the variety of caves in South Wales we can choose the one best suited to the age and ability of the group. All ages find the experience exhilarating. You don’t have to be cave men to enjoy this activity.

Where can I go caving ?

Our caving sessions take place in the wonderful range of limestone caves on offer within Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park, Wales. Caves such as Bridge Cave, Porth-Yr-Ogof (2,220m in length), Little Neath River (7,855m in length) can be used.

Duration/Length of the caving session?

caving in south walesThis is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be anything from 2 to 3 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our caving sessions in South Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

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What will I have to wear for my caving session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking however we will supply you with a helmet, lamp and caving suit.
You need to bring old warm clothes. No jeans. As to footwear, good fitting wellingtons with non-slip treads are best, otherwise boots without hooks for laces are suitable.

Whatever you wear will get wet but that’s part of the fun!

Good combinations of activities

Suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays.

Can I use a camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos at the start and finish but little opportunity when on the activity.

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

We had a great time! Phil did a great job showing us around the cave, coming up with various fun challenges and teaching us a bit about the geology too. Would be definitely booking more adventures with you in the upcoming months!” – M Kormuthova 2021

Me, my husband and 9 year old son have just completed a Caving session with instructors Edd & James. What an amazing morning we had, we explored different areas, participated in some extreme challenges and learnt loads about the geology and history of the cave. Fantastic instructors, amazing experience – thank you. – J Winstone 2020

Me and my partner had the absolute best time ever! It really took my partner out of his comfort zone in particular but the leader of the activity was absolutely brilliant and made us all feel like there was nothing we couldn’t do. The caving itself is epic and something I would recommend everyone does at least once in their lifetime. The views and beautiful hidden picturesque areas as you look out of the cave will stay in mind forever, we are so so glad we did it. – L Allen 2020