Half Day Caving
This half day Caving session is ideal for anyone who has never ventured into the exciting world of cave exploration.
The level of difficulty depends upon the group - for younger children it can be quite gentle, for keen adults we can make it very challenging! You will be kitted up in a special caving oversuit and equipped with a helmet, light and caver's belt. Wellington boots complete the outfit which we can also supply for you. After a briefing from your instructor you will set off on the short walk to the cave entrance.
The trip will start gently with walking size passages where you will see cave formations and maybe a sleeping bat. As your confidence grows the instructor will gradually introduce you to more challenging routes involving crawls, slides and scrambles. You will see spacious chambers and strange rock formations in the secret world of the underground.
We usually use the following caves for single sessions, but others are available to groups returning for further sessions.
Goatchurch Cavern is the ideal venue for most beginners groups. It is dry and offers the choice of an inviting walk-in entrance or a more exciting rope-slide alternative. The cave is quite a maze which means there are routes suitable for all abilities. Keen cavers can wriggle through the 'Superman Squeeze' while the less adventurous take a more spacious route.
Swildon's Hole is a great venue for more confident groups and for those who have caved before. The manhole entrance into rushing water can appear frightening to novices but beyond are spectacular waterfalls and large caverns filled with fabulous stalactite formations. You will get wet in this cave as you negotiate the many cascades and waterchutes.
Group size is usually a maximum of 8 but we can provide additional instructors to take additional groups. Our maximum capacity is 40 persons.
Ages - youth groups from 8 years old, but younger children can participate in dedicated family sessions.
Timings - single sessions usually run from 10.00 to 12.30 or from 14.00 to 16.30. We can usually adjust these times to suit the customer. Evening sessions are also available.
Booking - you can use our online booking form or, if you would like more information, please email us or telephone 01934 741623.
Prices - please see our prices page.
Queries? - visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.