Take a step into the dark, secret and mysterious world of horizontal caves and ancient mines. Our Peak District based 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 won’t get stuck. You can see underground rivers and waterfalls, fascinating pieces of geology, cave decorations or historical sites of past 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. Please note that this is not a typical 'come and try it’' guided day, but a full adventure. You will get wet, it will be dark and you do need to have a good level of fitness.
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9.30am: Briefing We spend a good 15 minutes ensuring everybody is suitably kitted out with all of the clothing and technical equipment they need for the day. Free Tea and Coffee available at the centre 10am: Go Caving Depending on weather, group experience and size of group we select a local venue and then drive round to the best location! This could be a 10 minute drive, it could be half an hour. Sometime we need to walk for 15-20 minutes to get to the caving site. Bring some decent trainers or walking boots. Bring a packed lunch as per our equipment guidelines. 4pm: Pack Up Depending on where we went caving, we usually head back to the Training Centre for a de-brief, pack away the equipment ready for cleaning and grab another cup of tea before finishing up the course and heading home. Please note that you could be required to transport yourself to the venue from the training centre (we usually promote car sharing at this point to reduce environmental/parking impact) as the instructors' van will be FULL of caving equipment.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
The Adventure Hub, Bamford, S33 0AL