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Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Penwyllt, Breconshire

P. M. O"Reilly

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Penwyllt, Breconshire

by P. M. O"Reilly

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Published by South Wales Caving Club in Swansea .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby P.M. O"Reilly, S.E. O"Reilly, C.M. Fairbairn and members of South Wales Caving Club.
ContributionsO"Reilly, S. E., Fairbairn, C. M., South Wales Caving Club.
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Open LibraryOL13759504M

Compre o livro Brecknockshire: Brecon, Deputy Lieutenants of Brecknockshire, Epynt, High Sheriffs of Brecknockshire, History of Brecknockshire na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados. Beneath Penwyllt and the surrounding area is the extensive limestone cave system of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, part of which was the first designated underground National Nature Reserve in the UK. A corresponding area on the surface is also part of the National Nature Reserve, on the slopes of Carreg Cadno.

P. M. O'Reilly has written: 'Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Penwyllt, Breconshire' Ask Login. Home Science Math History Literature Technology Health Law Business All Topics Random. Authors, Poets, and Playwrights. One of the best examples in the Brecon Beacons can be found in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve above Penwyllt. This lies in the heart of the Fforest Fawr Geopark designated by the UNESCO in The Geopark is the only example in Wales and one of only five in the UK, and covers much of the western Brecon beacons.

Variations in the concentration of radon in parts of the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu system, Penwyllt, South Wales and estimates of doses to recreational cavers C.R.L Friend, T.D Gooding Pages   Autumn THE exploration of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu proceeded slowly over the next few months. Paul Dolphin and Colin Low found a high rift passage, about 80ft high to start with, gradually reducing to a crawl which eventually opened out into a boulder filled chamber (Low's Passage).


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Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Penwyllt, Breconshire by P. M. O"Reilly Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve is six miles north of Ystradgynlais. Car parking is free of charge. Directions. Take the A from Ystradgynlais to Abercraf and Pen y Cae. Continue through Pen y Cae and turn right down a minor road signposted to Penwyllt. Follow brown and white tourist signs over river and left at T-junction.

Designations: part of the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu/Pant Mawr SSSI A view of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu NNR from the A This National Nature Reserve is best known for its cave system, which is one of the most extensive in Europe.

It was discovered by the South Wales Caving Club inand since then more than 45 kilometres of passages have been explored. Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (Welsh for Cave of the Penwyllt Spring; also known as OFD) is a cave located under a hillside in the area surrounding Penwyllt in the Upper Swansea Valley in South Wales.

At metres (1, ft) deep and 68 kilometres (42 mi) long, it is th. Ogof Ffynnon Ddu is one of the most extensive cave networks in Europe. Above ground are limestone pavements and scarps. OS Penwyllt ref SN (car park) to SN In and around Penwyllt are the remains of a former firebrick works.

Former quarry-workings and tramroads are scattered across the landscape. Hotels near Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Welsh National Nature Reserve. The hotels near Ogof Ffynnon Penwyllt Welsh National Nature Reserve listed below, roughly in order of distance from Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Welsh National Nature Reserve; closest at the top furthest away at the bottom, is within approximately 6 miles (10Km) of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Welsh National Nature Reserve.

Penwyllt (Welsh: "Wild Headland") is a hamlet located in the upper Swansea Valley in Powys, Wales. A former quarrying village, quicklime and silica brick production centre, its fortunes rose and fell as a result of the Industrial Revolution in South is now an important caving centre.

Beneath Penwyllt and the surrounding area is the extensive limestone cave system of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. A new winter and summer investigation of radon concentrations in parts of the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu system at Penwyllt, South Wales, has been carried out using environmental National Radiological Protection Board track etch detectors.

Fifty detectors were installed in the system in December and again in August for a period of a month. Penwyllt and List of United Kingdom locations: Pe-Pen See more» Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (Welsh for Cave of the Black Spring), also known informally as OFD, is a cave under a hillside in the area surrounding Penwyllt in the Upper Swansea Valley in South Wales.

New!!: Penwyllt and Ogof Ffynnon Ddu See more» Swansea Canal. Highlights. As you start out from Penwyllt – ‘the wild end’ in Welsh – it is difficult to imagine that this quiet former quarrying village was a major quicklime and brick production centre in the 19 th and early 20 th centuries.

The five limestone quarries and brickworks which operated here between the s and s must have been quite a sight and made quite a din. MEMBERS of South Wales CC (and now Wealden CMS – see Descent ) will know the area around Penwyllt in the Swansea Valley extremely well.

This is the location of the clubs’ headquarters, where cavers gravitate for trips to the underlying Ogof Ffynnon Ddu system and, indeed, this was once a far more thriving locale.

Posted in logbook | Tagged Cave, Ddu, Ffynnon, Ogof, Penwyllt, Swansea Valley In Search of The Northern Lights, OFD2 – August 20th Posted on Aug by barry. Two trips into Ogof Craig y Ffynnon (OCAF), the first a short trip to the base of the pitch before the 2nd choke and a more strenuous evening trip to Hall of The Mountain King.

I had carried out my usual research, reading about the cave in the guidebook, watching some vlogs on You-Tube, reading some reports around the web and of course the logs.

With the help of the book 'The Brecon Forest Tramroads' by Stephen Hughes (see book review), I recently made the most of a lull in the appalling August weather to see what our nineteenth century predecessors had left us in the way of industrial remains.

the sink for the stream that flows through Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Walk back to Penwyllt. An interesting, well-researched and easily-read book covering the history and industries of the South Wales village of Penwyllt.

This book is not specifically aimed at cavers, but it will be of interest to many, being the location of South Wales Caving Club HQ and Ogof Ffynnon Ddu.

The caves and caving clubs feature prominently in the book. Download this stock image: Penwyllt - HXAC65 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Penwyllt Stock Photo: - Alamy Lightboxes.

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu: Continued Exploration By Peter I. Harvey contents. Following the excitement of the initial discovery and exploration of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu in the latter half offurther progress became much harder to achieve but the next few years were not without success nor incident.

(Special Announcement) Covid Avoid public transport and 'honeypot' areas (e.g. coast, national trails). Groups limited to 6.

Wales is still on total lockdown. Charles George, The recent find in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu: London Universities Caving Clubs Journal 5,Ogof Fynnon Ddu 2: SVCC Jnl 3 pp,An Extension to Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Three: BCRA Transactions 1(2), pp,PM O'Reilly & LG Bray, A preliminary hydrological study in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Breconshire.

Ogof Ffynnon Ddu; Location: Upper Swansea Valley: Depth: metres (1, ft) Length: 48 kilometres ( mi) Cave survey: Discovery: South Wales Caving Club Ogof Ffynnon Ddu. Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, the Cave of the Black Spring, commonly known to the lazy or non-welsh as OFD, is the nearest cave to the club, lying almost under the cottages.

There are 3 entrances to the system within easy walking distance of the cottage - the OFD I or bottom entrance, the Cwm Dwr entrance and the OFD II or top entrance.

The Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave system is one of the largest in Great Britain and supports a rich and diverse fauna. At least 62 taxa have been recorded, including 3 troglobites, 4 stygobites, IT was a true journey of discovery, an ascent into the unknown which led to a find still recognised today by cavers across the country.Arachnology focuses on all aspects of arachnology, including discussions of biology and ecology, descriptions of new species, and recent discoveries.