The most up to date guide for caving in the area is
"The Caves of the Forest of Dean" published by:
9 Massey Road,
Gloucester GL1 4LG
This publication contains information on all the cave sites in the Forest of Dean area, and their access requirements.
There is a similar publication for the mining sites
"The Mines of the Forest of Dean and Surrounding Areas"
Published by Tony Oldham.
Cardigan SA43 1DH
NOTICE: MINE SITES CLOSED:
There is currently No ACCESS to:
Bixhead Stone Mine
Robin Hood Shaft
Little John Shaft
For information about Otter Hole access please follow this link Otter Hole
Many of the sites in the Forest of Dean area are on land controlled by Forest Enterprise. A permit system is in use, which is run for cavers by the Forest of Dean Cave Conservation and Access Group (FoDCCAG).
To obtain a permit, please contact:
30 Coombe Drive,
Cinderford GL14 3EF
Sites which do not fall under fall under Forest Enterprise may have seperate agreements. Please contact us if you need more information.