This group, formally constituted on October 13 1996, and comprising representatives of clubs involved with Ogof Draenen together with the Cambrian Caving Council, will administer future access to the cave and conservation policy.Although there are many fixed aids such as handlines, ladders and hangers in the cave, the Pwll Du Cave Management Group wish to stress that only a few of these are officially maintained by the group. Please consider my request for your New Year’s Resolution. The new Green Bay Packers quarterback, the unfortunate guy who had to replace Aaron Rogers when he was injured earlier this season. Note that the use and digging of other entrances is prohibited by the landowner and the cave management group.
Most of Ogof Draenen can be passed during high water conditions, with the following known exceptions: Ogof Draenen is the second longest cave in Great Britain and contains some of the largest cave passage in the country including, in War of the Worlds and Dollimore Series, what is probably the second largest passage in Britain. Visitors are strongly advised to carry a survey and this description, or to go with someone who knows the cave well. As the cave is extended, it is obviously becoming possible to do longer and longer trips.Please enclose a Royal Mail stamp for a large envelope and an address label for yourself. The access officer may also be contacted by email using the details on the committee site.The gate is located at the entrance to the cave, and uses a keyed lock.The following list of fixed aids are maintained by the Pwll Du Cave Management Group: All visitors to Ogof Draenen are requested to respect the marker tapes which have been laid in many parts of the cave, as these are there to help protect the formations and occasionally the floor, in order to preserve the cave environment.However, due to the rate of exploration in the cave, it is not always possible to keep up with the taping and some calcite and gypsum formations, mud formations and guano deposits are currently unprotected.
Visitors in unfamiliar territory or new extensions should be alert to this fact and exercise an appropriate level of care. It is a criminal offence to interfere with bats (note that this would include photographing them without a license, or remaining in a roosting area long enough to change the temperature significantly), so please avoid them wherever possible.