Llangatwg 2009

A short walk around the Mynydd Llangatwg Escarpment ... or the Mynydd Llangattock Escarpment, for those who can pronounce y, dd and Ll, but not wg.

This flat-topped moorland is well known by cavers, as it contains many of the longest cave systems in Wales. During the industrial revolution, the natural glacial escarpment was quarried for its limestone, and the remaining decaying tram roads provide a nice gentle walk, beside steep slopes, and under the towering cliffs. There is a public car park near Ogof Daren Cilau at the Darren cliffs, but parking there is risky, as your car may well be broken into. We started from the tram road at the caving club building nearby at Pant-y-rhiw, but note that a minority of other residents at the start of the tram road do not welcome visitors to the area. Only cavers and affiliate members have permission to park at the caving club building.