Take your first underground steps in a Peak District cave system, discover stunning formations and fossils as well as evidence of historical human existence in the caves. With vast chambers, roaring waterfalls and serpentine passages the caves and mines of the Peak District await your next adventure!
Our Caving Challenge half day activity is a brilliant underground adventure giving you the opportunity to explore a local cave system. This activity is suitable for everyone, the systems your group will visit are mostly walking sized with some sections of stooping or hands-and-knees crawling. All the more fun in whatever costume the stag/hen or the entire group are adorned with. The level of challenge is tailored to you.
Before setting out you'll be kitted out with an over-suit, wellies, kneepads, helmet and lamp and we'll make a plan to be safe underground, including taking a detailed look at the weather. Once you're underground and moving confidently you can choose to explore beyond squeezes and short climbs or try your hand at navigating under the expert supervision of our guides. You'll finish back at The Adventure Hub where we will get you warm and dry before you head on to your next activity.
Please find a price guide below - this is subject to variables, so please request a quote:
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YOUR CAVING ADVENTURE HALF DAY
9:30 - 13:00 (times can be adjusted to suit your needs)
ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB
Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and your own aspirations over a great cup of fresh Italian coffee or tea.
COLLECT AND CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT
You will be sized up for helmets, caving boots and over-suits . All you need do is check you have snacks, a drink and clothing that is suitable for the conditions.
TRAVEL TO A LOCAL CAVE
The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. Typically this is a 15 minute drive from the Adventure Hub. We tend to ask groups to car-share to minimise environmental impact and pressure on car parking spaces.
PRACTICAL CAVING SESSION
Once kitted up and ready to head underground, you will be briefed on general caving safety and the specifics of each cave visited. Your instructor will guide you through breathtaking underground architecture and lead you through more physically challenging obstacles and squeezes. Underground, you'll learn about cave formation and development; safe, efficient movement skills and try your hand at navigating using a cave survey.
END OF THE SESSION
At the end of the session we will return to the Adventure Hub or to the location for the start of your afternoon. Alternatively, you can depart straight to your next destination.
We provide the over-suit, boots, knee pads, harness, helmet and head torch.... you bring the rest!
Bring a change of clothes and a towel in case you get soaked! As you can probably imagine Caves and Mines can be hostile environments, with an average temperature of 10 degrees Celsius all year and often wet. To protect ourselves from this and help us enjoy the experience underground each person will need to provide themselves with the following minimal personal clothing, to be worn underneath the specialist caving equipment:
Please do not wear cotton tops or bottoms (inc jeans) as the material stays cold and heavy when wet.
If you are interested in booking 'Caving Adventure' then please complete the short form below so we can create a custom quote for you.
Thanks for requesting further information and a quote about our activities. We will get back to you within 24 hours. If you require immediate assistance, please call the office on 01433 695544.
Price From : £40.00 per person
Location : Peak District
Duration : half day
Ratio : 1:8
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