Cavers' access

Cavers' access

Quick links to cavers' access information.

Cavers' access
Duties of Wardens
Dan Yr Ogof access
Cathedral Cave access
Become a Warden
Fixed aids

Access Beyond The Showcaves

Cavers' Access

Conservation Wardens




All cavers' cars MUST display a dragon symbol while parked at Dan yr Ogof. This enables the showcave staff to distinguish them from cars belonging to showcave visitors. When the showcave closes, staff are then able to ensure that all visitors' cars have left the site, which is an essential part of the showcave safety procedures. If a car remains, without a dragon on display, staff have to search all three showcaves, which takes an hour and a half! Dragon symbols are provided on the second page of the pre-trip declaration form.

Rescue call outs

Access Rules

The detailed rules for Dan yr Ogof access can be found here.

DYO Conservation Advisory Panel

Scheduled as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Dan Yr Ogof is afforded a special level of protection under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981). The Dan Yr Ogof Conservation Advisory Panel works with the showcave management team to administer the wild cave that lies beyond the showcaves. Conservation of this unique cave is the primary aim of the panel. Exploration and access to the cave is controlled by the panel working with a team of conservation wardens who accompany the caving trips beyond the showcave.

Contact Us


DYOCAP Secretary
Email contact form


DYOCAP Wardens' Secretary
Email contact form

People wishing to visit the Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves visitor attraction should consult the showcaves website.