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Caves of North Wales  
 
An information resource by Cris Ebbs

First on-line November 2011  -  Moved to larger site August 2015




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Introduction


Tips on using the site: 

1.   Can't find the name of the cave you're looking for?  Refer to the INDEX on Page 01; the cave may
be listed under another name.

2.   Sorry, but most photos are no longer enlargeable. Some images (mainly surveys) will enlarge by clicking and these are clearly labelled. To return to the page you left, click your browsers BACK button once.

3.   Directions are in yellow

4.   Warnings are in orange
 
 

Anglesey caves (just a handful of uninspiring limestone caves) now have their own page.

Llandudno caves
also have their own page. All caves are very short, although many have archaeological importance.
 
Cave names:  Wherever possible, the first documented name of a cave has been adopted. Subsequent names are stated in the accompanying text. The exceptions are where several neighboring caves have been listed together for simplicity by this website, under group names such as Bryn Alyn Caves 1-12, Brasgyll Caves 1-8 etc.

Grid references (including GPS refs. which can be subject to interference) have been cross-checked using StreetMap.co.uk.
Where possible, GPS refs. are accompanied by the margin of error as stated by the device at the time. Most are within an accuracy of +/-15 feet.
Most grid references are now clickable links (to the location on StreetMap.com). 

Plans or surveys are shown with north pointing to top of page....... except for original surveys of Poachers Cave, Gwaenysgor Cave and Ogof Pant-y-Wennol.

Only caves (formed by nature) are described on this website. Mines are man-made and are not discussed unless providing a route to a cave that has no surface entrance. A little mining information can be found on Cris Ebbs' sister website at: https://sites.google.com/site/flintshireleadmining/

These pages provide a basic information resource on the caves of north Wales. Detailed cave descriptions are not provided, but the aim is to provide information that is as accurate as possible. If any errors are spotted, do please let Cris know (cavecomment@hotmail.co.uk). As the Internet now provides a wide variety of cave information, this site simply steers the curious in the right direction. The information is far from a complete account of North Wales caves, and can be a little out-of-date in places; the writer not now being a very active caver. Anyone wishing for further up-to-the-minute information is advised to contact one of the main caving clubs mentioned on page 26: 'Clubs & Pubs'. The website was initially based upon the book "An Introduction to the Caves of north-east Wales" (2000) by Cris Ebbs (ISBN 0 9522242 1 6) which is no longer available.
 

Comments, suggestions, queries and additional information are welcomed. Send to Cris at: cavecomment@hotmail.co.uk 




Here's hoping you find these pages helpful. 

 

Now just select a page from the menu on the left.

 

 
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Copyright

All uncredited images are by Cris Ebbs. Visitors are free to use his photos or information from the site in any way they wish (if not for profit) if this website is credited for each image used.
All other images remain the copyright of the photographers named and cannot be used in any way without their prior consent.

 


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Cave Rescue

In the event of an emergency......
  1. Dial 999
  2. Ask for Police
  3. Then ask for Cave Rescue (Do NOT phone the rescue team or its members direct).
Provide the Police at the very least, with an accurate location of the accident, details of any injuries, number of people involved, time of accident etc.
Full details of key information to provide are given here: http://www.northwalescro.org.uk/calling-out-cave-rescue/


North Wales Cave Rescue Team homepage:  http://www.northwalescro.org.uk/


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Access to caves

Most North Wales caves are on private land, hence it is always wise to seek prior consent, and to respect fences and gates.
Some of the larger caves such as those at Minera are gated, locked and controlled by one club. Details of how to arrange a trip can be found here: http://www.cambriancavingcouncil.org.uk/cave_access.html
In the case of asking the consent of a landowner but being refused, be prepared to go elsewhere.
If struggling to find the name or address of a landowner for consent, try asking Cris at the e-mail address below.



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Cave Monitoring

In the event of discovering a cave site to be under threat in any way, please feel free to contact this website at: cavecomment@hotmail.co.uk
Any such cases will then be brought to the attention of the relative organisations whose progress will be reported on this site.
Archaeological caves are particularly vulnerable to human activity, pollution or quarrying. We have already lost several important caves due to inaction. Please help prevent the loss of more.

 
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Most recent changes, updates or additions


March 2017:   Pigeon's Cave, Llandudno: Updated

Feb 2017:      List of 'protected' Scheduled cave sites (on Page 13. Archaeological caves)

Dec 2016:      New page -  Cave art
  (Page 19)

2016:            
New page  -  Cave sediments  (Page 21)

Ogof Gloddaeth, Llandudno
: New cave entry

Brown Quarry Caves, Pantasaph: Updated

White Quarry Caves, Pantasaph: Updated

Afon Meirchion Cave, Upper: Updated

Dyserth Caves 1 & 2: Updated



The following caves have also been re-visited over the last year or two and their entries revised, photos added or been given more accurate (GPS) national grid references.....

Bedding Plane Cave, Llandudno

Blodwen's Fissure (see Lost & Non-caves)

Brasgyll Caves

Castell Mawr Caves, Anglesey

Cefn Cave

Cefn Cave, Old

Corkscrew Cave, Llandudno

Dell Cave

Gop Caves

Gwaenysgor Cave

Kendrick's Cave, Upper, Llandudno

North Face Cave, Llandudno

Ogof Arth, Llandudno

Ogof Bys, Llandudno

Ogof Colomendy

Ogof Defaid, Llandudno

Ogof Tudno, Llandudno

Plas Heaton Cave

Skeleton Cave, Llandudno

Snail Cave Rock Shelter, Llandudno

Tan-yr-Ogof Caves






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