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Beginners Caving

The Peak District   

• A full or half day of caving in the Peak District
• View stunning underground rivers and waterfalls
• Learn all about caving and amazing geology
• Available on selected Saturdays throughout the year

What's Included

• A half or full day of horizontal caving activity
• Welcome and safety briefing by highly experienced national qualified instructors over complimentary tea or coffee
• Learn about caving, geology and find out how to move underground efficiently
• View underground rivers and waterfalls
• There may be minor climbs and scrambles in wet sections
• An oversuit, boots, harness, helmet and head torches are provided
• All other safety equipment such as ropes, ladders and emergency kits
• You may be in a group of up to 12 people
• Instructor participant ratio 1:8

What Can I Expect

It's unusual, but we think you'll love it - horizontal caving in the Peak District! If you've never been caving before, you'll be thrilled and enthralled as you explore an underground labyrinth, with the careful guidance of expert instructors. We are offering half and full day caving experiences for you.

First things first, you'll need to get kitted out in all the gear, which is a sturdy waterproof suit and boots, along with a helmet and head torch. Yes, this below ground expedition means you'll be leaving the daylight behind, for a weird and wonderful subterranean world that is only lit up by your own lamp.

As you move through the caverns, you'll come across extraordinary displays of stalactites hanging from soaring cave roofs and stalagmites growing up from the floor. Along the way you'll come across underground waterfalls and rivers which rise and fall according to the weather. This is a unique experience, combining some strenuous activity, with the rewards of seeing rare sights far from the everyday world.

Whilst caving in the Peak District, you'll learn about the geology and the amazing way nature slowly forms these incredible sights over millions of years. You'll discover how these fascinating environments have taken ages to evolve their fantastic shapes, complete with crystal and clay formations. Those long slender stalactites, just able to support their own weight and the solid, stumpy stalagmites arrayed across the rocky floor are just two types of calcite formations that may greet a visitor to this unique natural world.

All this will be explained to you by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides as you move around. They will also tell you when to be prepared to come face to face with slippery or wet sections, as well as parts where you'll need to scramble or climb.

There are various locations where these half and full day caving trips takes place, but before you go on your underground voyage, you have to complete a safety briefing. This is when your guide will take you through the basics of how to move around comfortably through the caverns. This is an experience that is certainly out of the ordinary, so, go on and give caving in the Peak District a go!


• Full day sessions are usually on selected Saturdays from 09.30 finishing around 16.30
• Half day sessions generally operate Sundays from 13.30 until 16:30


• Peak District, locations may vary within this area

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 14
• Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
• A good level of fitness is required

Anything Else

• You will be in a dark environment which has an average temperature of 10 degrees Celsius
• A change of clothes and towel in case you get soaked
• Participants should take decent trainers or walking boots and a packed lunch
• A hot flask and nibbles for afterwards is advisable
• A full kit list and advice will be sent from the supplier on booking the event
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Beginners Caving
Half Day Horizontal Caving
Total Price£49.00
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