North Wales Cave Rescue

North Wales Cave Rescue

NWCRO is responsible for underground search and rescue in the caves and mines of north Wales.

There are only a handful of sporting caves, mainly near Mold and Wrexham, the most prominent of which are:

  • Ogof Hesp Alyn
  • Ogof Hen Ffynhonnau
  • Ogof Llyn Du
  • Ogof Pool Parc

There are also numerous metal and slate mines. The more prominent mining areas are:

  • Great Orme - copper mines
  • Parys Mountain Anglesey - copper mine
  • Snowdonia - several old copper mines
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog - many extensive slate caverns
  • Llanrwst - old lead mines
  • Clwyd - extensive lead mines on Halkyn Mountain, the Alyn Valley and Minera Mountain
  • Dolgellau - gold mines
  • Corris - slate mines

Members of the NWCRO are drawn from four north Wales clubs, which are:

  • Great Orme Exploration Society
  • Grosvenor Caving Club
  • North Wales Caving Club
  • Parys Underground Group

NWCRO also welcomes individual team members who have an interest in the area.

There are generally at least two underground rescue practices and a number of surface or underground training sessions every year.

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