Service Description

Full Day or Half Day

Brecon Beacons

All Year

Any Group Size

Qualified Instructors

Beginner Friendly

Caving in South Wales

Book now for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the Brecon Beacons


  • Full-day (7 hours) or half-day (3.5 hours) caving tours available 
  • All equipment provided 
  • Experienced guides 
  • Small, medium, and large group tours are available 
  • 100% customised caving activity schedule 

Caving with Hawk Adventures

Discover the numerous wonders of caving in South Wales with us! The Brecon Beacons stand out as one of Britain’s most breathtaking caving areas, with its diverse variety of caves and potholes that provide endless opportunities for exciting exploration. Whether you’re a beginner seeking a guided cave tour or an adventurous spirit looking for an exciting caving trip, our tailored caving experiences in the Brecon Beacons guarantee a memorable and safe underground adventure. 

Our team chooses caves that match the preferences and abilities of each individual or group to deliver a fantastic and enjoyable experience to all participants. So, whether you’re interested in the intricate cave systems of the Brecon Beacons or the vertical challenges of potholing in South Wales, we have something for everyone to enjoy! So, gear up and get ready to discover the unique thrill of caving and potholing in Brecon Beacons. 

About Our Caving Adventure Days

Our caving and potholing adventures in South Wales are organised to suit your preferences, and the instructor will adjust the level of challenge on the day.  

Groups that are perfect for caving are: 

Our caving trips can be entirely customised to your group’s preferences, and the challenge level can be discussed with the instructor. But, so you can imagine how the day might look, we’ve put together an example caving day structure for you: 

  1. Meet at or near Ystradfellte, Glynneath, our most popular caving location. 
  2. We will provide you with all necessary caving equipment, such as helmets, lamps, belts, oversuits, and footwear (if needed). 
  3. You and your group will live the adrenaline-fuelled experience of caving in breathtaking cave systems safely. 
  4. The caving session could be wet, so spare, warm clothes are highly recommended! Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a packed lunch with water.  
  5. Caving in South Wales lasts half a day, which is 3.5 hours, or a full day, which is 7 hours. We recommend that novices start with half a day. 

Our caving sessions take place across various cave systems in South Wales and in the Brecon Beacons region, specifically near Ystradfellte, Glynneath. Our guided tours take you through several stunning caves, one cave per session. These include Porth yr Ogof, White Lady, Pwll Dwfn, Bridge Cave, Llygad Llwchwr in Carmarthenshire, Eglwys Faen in Llangattock, Abergavenny, and Little Neath.  

In these enchanting caves, you will marvel at the beauty of majestic stalactites, towering stalagmites, rippled curtains, smooth flowstone, and mineral-rich calcite veins. 

Our most common meeting points for our popular caving sites are The Angel Inn in Pontneddfechan and The Cwm Porth Car Park.

Detailed meeting instructions and maps are provided with the booking. 

Whole DayHalf Day
Small Group (1-3)£295£245
Medium Group (4-10)£75 pp£55 pp
Large Group (11-20)*£70 pp£50 pp

*Discounts are available for larger groups; contact us to learn more.

Get in touch with us with your preferred date, duration, and the number of participants in your group for your caving trip. Share any specific requirements or customisations you need to make your day perfect. 

To confirm your booking, we’ll request a deposit, with the remaining balance payable the day before your scheduled activity. 

Receive Your All-Inclusive Information Pack

We’ll organise all the details for you and provide a comprehensive information pack outlining the planned activities. 

Enjoy An Unforgettable Caving Experience!

All you have to do is immerse yourself in our award-winning caving session. To make the experience even more memorable, we’ll provide you with photos of your adventure! 

On the day of your caving activity, you’ll meet your instructor at or near your chosen location to begin your adventure. It’s that simple! 

Our post-activity card will include instructions on how to access your photos for free. 

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Why Choose Hawk Adventures for Your Caving Activity Day?

We are a multi-award-winning activity provider, taking people on adventures since 1990. Here’s why: 

  • We offer great value: our full days last 7 hours, and half days for 3.5 hours. And the photos we take are yours for free.  
  • Our instructors are amazing to go on an adventure with, but they are also highly trained, qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable in all the activities they deliver, which gives you further peace of mind.  
  • We are inspected and hold a licence from the Adventure Activities Licencing Authority. Safety is paramount to us, and our track record is exemplary.  
  • We provide all the safety equipment you need, including footwear for activities like caving and Gorge Walking.  

We are flexible and adapt to our customers’ needs so they can have the experience of a lifetime. 


Caving involves exploring natural underground spaces with a guide. It includes walking, crawling, and sometimes climbing through cave passages. You should expect a potentially wet experience and need to bring appropriate clothing and gear as specified. 

We can run a range of vertical cave trips, which can include SRT/ladder climbing/abseiling, or we can run horizontal trips. 

You will learn basic caving skills, including navigation through cave systems, safety practices, and, depending on the cave and the agreed-upon level of challenge, potentially some single-rope techniques. 

Yes, there is a difference. Potholing specifically refers to exploring vertical caves or potholes, often involving prusiking and abseiling. Caving, on the other hand, is a broader term that includes exploring all types of natural underground spaces. 

If conditions on the day are poor, the instructor will make decisions based on safety and may adjust the session accordingly. We can offer an activity substitute for the same day, such as canyoning or Gorge Walking (something more weather-tolerant), or you can re-book your caving experience for an alternative day. If you have any concerns about weather or conditions, we recommend that you contact us directly. 

Our highly qualified and experienced instructors supervise all our caving activities in South Wales. Safety is a priority for us, and we provide all necessary equipment. Remember always to follow your instructors’ instructions and guidelines. 

Here’s a list of things you need to bring: 

  • A change of clothes and a towel for the end of the session 
  • Two layers of upper body clothing (e.g., t-shirt and jumper or fleece) 
  • Old trousers, leggings, or tracksuit bottoms (no jeans or shorts) 
  • Wellies and thick socks if you have them 
  • Spare contact lenses (if required) 
  • Any relevant medication 

If you need further information, feel free to contact us directly. 

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