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Adventure Caving Day

  • Location Derbyshire
  • Price from £89.00
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills
  • Adrenaline fix
  • Microadventure

Highlights

A true adventure for experienced or keen beginner cavers. Head deeper underground exploring, abseiling, traversing and climbing in some of the Peak District’s finest vertical caves. Learn the techniques for safe and efficient vertical caving in some of the most impressive and exciting cave systems in the UK.
This is a step beyond the beginner caving experience; using specialist ladders and safety line techniques we will delve deeper and go further to explore the fascinating local cave and mine systems. Descend into the cave using abseils and traverses along high ledges then, after exploring the heart of the cave, return to the surface, climbing our roll up caving ladders. On all ascents and descents you will have a safety line attached to you, helping you up and keeping you safe. With a motivated team you can reach the deepest parts of the Peak district. Please note that this is not a typical 'outdoor centre' 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.
NOTE - We’ve changed how we operate due to Covid-19 with your health and safety in mind. If you’ve got any questions on the steps we’ve taken, just drop us a message

Itinerary

9:30 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. You'll then head in to our climbing wall for an introduction to the safety equipment and techniques needed for vertical caving. Before heading out you will be provided with an over-suit, wellington boots, helmet, knee pads and all safety equipment for vertical caving. All you need do is check your food and drink for the day, pack a change of clothes and your towel.
10:15 Travel to caving venue
The exact locations will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. Typically this is a 15 minute drive from the Adventure Hub. Some Peak District caves charge a modest trespass fee of up £3 payable at the venue.
10:30 Practical caving session
Once kitted up we'll pack and distribute safety equipment ready to head underground. Your instructor will brief you on general safety and the specifics of each cave to be visited. In addition to surveys and guidebooks, we’ll look at rigging guides for vertical sections. Once in the cave we'll focus on safe and efficient travel and building skills as you traverse ropes, abseil into caverns and climb back using a combination of the rock itself and portable climbing ladders. Along the way you will learn more about the fascinating subterranean environment.
16:30 Back to The Adventure Hub
Once back on the surface and in fresh socks we will return to the Adventure Hub. Over coffee we'll review the key points from the day's adventure and make suggestions of further adventures for the future.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Effort Level

A challenging feat pushing you to your limits, you’ll have to dig deep on this one

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

    What's included

  • Equipment We will provide you with a caving over suit , wellies, knee pads, helmet and head torch along with any specific technical equipment required for your adventure.

    What you'll need

  • Food
  • Drink
  • Other Caves maintain a cool temperature of around 10 degrees throughout the year. Make sure you wear plenty of warm layers and avoid cotton clothing. Thermal underwear, leggings and fleece type tops are ideal. 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 in case you get soaked!

Cancellations

Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

Location

Derbyshire

Provider

Pure Outdoor

Pure Outdoor

Pure Outdoor is the experience provider for Adventure Caving Day