Ogof Rhyd Sych

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Grid Reference: SO 041102

Altitude: 292m

Meaning "Cave of the dry ford", Ogof Rhyd Sych lies on the Nant-y-glais, a tributary stream of the Taf Fechan.

The cave is best approached by parking near to the Aberglais Inn on the Merthyr Tydfil to Pontsticill road. Walk downhill from the pub and take the public footpath alongside the road bridge over the Nant-y-glais. Follow the footpath north (upstream direction) climbing between trees. After several hundred metres, the footpath drops and crosses a stile to meet the stream at a ford. The cave entrance is a resurgence in the eastern wall (left when looking downstream) of a section of gorge, just downstream of the ford and directly below the stile. There is a slippery climb, which requires care, down a waterfall from the ford to reach the floor of the gorge.

Ogof Rhyd Sych entrance – Photo by Rhys Williams


No known access restrictions.


Length: 1097m

An interesting and extensive cave with some wet sections and squeezes. Warning: Liable to flooding.


First explored by SWCC in 1950.


Stratford, Tim. Caves of South Wales. ISBN 1-871890-03-9

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