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SWCC Headquarters
and caving hut is a converted terrace of 10 small cottages at Penwyllt. Penwyllt is in the upper Swansea Valley, on the southern edge of the Black Mountain.

1-10 Powell St, Penwyllt, Pen-y-Cae, Swansea SA9 1GQ ~ Tel: +44 (0) 1639 730 613    how to find us.  History of Penwyllt village.

If you would like to stay at the cottages please also see the booking information, and guest information pages.

Downstairs in the main cottages there is a large communal kitchen with four stoves and refrigerators, a dining room, a pay phone and the long common room, our main meeting room with a large log fire, which is where the action usually is once we have all returned from caving.  See inside?

Further along the cottages we have ladies and gents changing rooms, with hot showers and a heated drying room for damp kit.

Bunkroom accommodation is provided upstairs for up to 30 visitors (total in bunks and camping) and 30 members, and we have room for perhaps a couple of caravans.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the cottages, this is a legal requirement as of 2nd April 2007.

Directly beneath the cottages is part of one of the deepest and longest caves in Britain, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. There are three entrances to this system within walking distance of the cottages. On the other side of the valley, almost opposite, is the entrance to Dan-yr-Ogof, also an extensive system.

. . . from Speleo Rahl Caving Club

Dear Leslie & Folks                                                                                                                                                    15th July 2007

We would like to pass on our thanks to you all for letting us stay at Penwylllt for our Summer camp. We had a fantastic time staying there, as well as exploring the delightful cave system you have. . .

At the end of the week, we did have some "kitty" left over, and we have decided we would like this to go to the West Brecon Cave Rescue Team. Would you please pass on the enclosed cheque for £29.15.

Looking forward to coming back,

Phil Pullinger                              SRCC Camp 2007 Organiser