Beginner Horizontal Caving Course

Price: £85.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Peak District

Duration: 1 Day

Ratio: 1:8


Availability: There are places remaining on this course

Highlights:

Summary:

Take a step into the dark, secret and mysterious world of horizontal caves and ancient mines. Our beginner caving course is aimed at those who have not been caving before as we venture in and out of a couple of cave systems on this day to get a feel for the mysterious underground world!

 

An ideal introduction for people wishing their first steps underground to be fun carefully organised, informative and conducted by highly experienced nationally qualified instructors.

Learn about the cave, its geology and the 300 million years it took to create it. Pick up tips on how to move underground efficiently, maybe try your hand at wet sections, muddy bits or squeezes and we promise you wont get stuck. You can see underground rivers and waterfalls, fascinating pieces of geology, cave decorations or historical sites of past of times and ancient techniques. 

A wonderful environment that can be made as challenging as you wish. A full day of exploration, adventure and understanding. May include minor climbs/Scrambles.

Pre-Requisites:

A good level of fitness to keep you going for a strenuous day underground.

Equipment Required:

We provide the over-suit, boots, knee pads, harness, helmet and head torch.... you bring the rest! Please bring some spare change as some of the caves we use require a trespass fee of approximately £3 per person which is not included in the price. Bring a change of clothes and a towel incase you get soaked!

As you can probably imagine Caves and Mines can be hostile environments, with an average temperature of 10 degrees celcius all year and often wet and drafty. 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 as the material stays cold and heavy when wet.

Don't forget you'll also need a change of clothes and possibly a towel after the session. Remember dress warm.
 

All safety equipment required for the trip and general technical gear, such as emergency kits, safety ropes, ladders, anchors etc. is supplied by us.
 

As caving is a physically demanding activity it is advisable that everybody eat a hearty breakfast before and provide themselves with food for the underground trip i.e. chocolate or flapjack, and small energy drink. Sandwiches and crisps etc. do not travel well underground. You may wish to bring a hot flask and nibbles for afterwards.

 

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Course Link-Ups

Many of our courses are designed to run in conjunction with other courses we offer, possibly back to back. If you fancy a longer stay with us and to do many courses in 1 visit, see how our courses link up here.
 

Minimum Age

Participants aged 15+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled 'summer camp' courses just for teenagers 13-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.

 

London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

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