caving in the Brecon Beacons

Do you remember the thrill of going down a cave when you were young?

The caves in South Wales are well worth a visit.  Come on a caving adventure with us and your guide will take you through the limestone caves at Porth-yr-Ogof.  You will see stalagtites and stalagmites that were formed over 250 million years ago.

Your activity will be organized according to the needs of your group.  If you are up for a challenge you can squeeze through the ‘letter box’ or ‘toilet’.  Have fun helping each other navigate some of the difficult passages.

black mountain caving

Or you can also simply walk around the bigger sections of the cave and marvel at the awe-inspiring underground scenery.

Our caving adventure in the Brecon Beacons will take you out of your daily routine and transport you to a world of quiet wonder and magic.


Caving South Wales

“Porth Yr Ogof (translated as the gateway to the cave) boasts the largest entrance of any cave in Wales at over 17 m wide and almost 5 m tall. The maze of passages with multiple entrances and easy access has made this the most popular cave in South Wales for outdoor activity groups. The cave is estimated to have over 30,000 visitors per year. The main cave is accessed via a limestone walkway on the east side of the main entrance which leads into the large day lit entrance chamber.”


Meet us at the pay and display car park at Porth-yr-Ogof.
This is the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Visitor Centre.
Get kitted out in a caving suit and meet the staff.
General introduction to the activity and safety briefing.
Enter the caves, the largest cave opening in Wales.
Break for lunch.
Finish at about 3pm and change.

No experience necessary.
Minimum age for children 6 years old.
Activity is available all year round.
Stay warm and dry in our caving suits.  You bring warm clothes and boots
Ideal for groups and team building.
Wet weather activity.

Caving and Canyoning

I booked a trip for Caving and Canyoning with Gower Adventures in August 2017 for my wife, daughter (9 years) and myself. Before booking I had a few concerns, but Simon was very re-assuring and said the trip would be challenging and enjoyable and there was no pressure to do anything you felt uncomfortable with.

The day was great, we were kitted out in our caving suits, helmet and lights and went into the caves. It was great fun squeezing through tiny gaps in the rocks and very educational too with Simon giving regular explanations on the rock formations.


Loads of fun and adventure underground!

We booked a family day out caving near the Gower, and Simon took us to explore Porth Yr Ogof in the Neath valley. We have two kids aged 13 and 11, both are quite adventurous but had never been caving before. We all had an amazing experience with lots of fun and thrills.

Simon made sure the challenges gradually increased in difficulty and exhilaration, monitoring what the kids (and adults) are capable of, so the routes never get boring nor overwhelming. He is also very knowledgeable about the geology of the area and how the caves formed, so we all learnt something at the same time as having fun.

I would highly recommend Gower Adventures for a fantastic and fun day out

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