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Ogof Helygain (Halkyn Cave) 5 years 8 months ago #22243

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Location
SJ1937971212 gets you close enough to see the entrance

Directions
Pass the school in Rhes Y Cae on your left then park in layby on right (under line of telegraph poles holding 3 wires) Follow the path that leads away from the layby until you see this mine shaft with a grill over the top.
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Then you will see a wide ditch heading North. Follow this until you find yourself climbing over a spoil heap. At the top of the heap there is a path heading South and one heading East (directly up) take this path and follow your GPS. It's worth mentioning that this area is like a Swiss cheese, littered with mine shafts. Some obvious and some not. There are a lot of capped shafts that have sunk significantly since my last visit so please take care.

Access
No known permission required

Suggested Equipment
Caving suit / overalls, Helmet & torch

Length
Small (probably 20m max)

Flood risk
No known risk

Mine Attributes
Natural cave that has been fettled with my miners

Description
A small natural cave that tapers down to an impassable rift. There is a passage off to the left which is blocked by a backfilled mine shaft.

Unexplored Passages
None

Digs
None

Date of visit 11th March 2014

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Ogof Helygain (Halkyn Cave) 1 month 3 weeks ago #36831

Is this still there?
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Ogof Helygain (Halkyn Cave) 1 month 3 weeks ago #36832

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It is indeed. A little known local cave / mine. It's one to do on the way to the pub rather than a dedicated trip. It takes about 50 seconds to explore :P
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Ogof Helygain (Halkyn Cave) 1 month 3 weeks ago #36833

So it’s not the one that was collapsed in. How recent have you been?
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Ogof Helygain (Halkyn Cave) 1 month 3 weeks ago #36834

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3-4 years ago. It's also accessible (with a little bit of digging) via a mine shaft less than 5 metres from the entrance on the photos above.
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Ogof Helygain (Halkyn Cave) 1 month 3 weeks ago #36835

One of the shafts in the area fell in and has been capped. I suspect this is one.
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