Caving >> Intro to Caving


This introductory course is an ideal starting point for those who haven't caved before. We will visit two of the classic caves of the Peak District, see some amazing rock architecture, calcite formations and other cave features. We look at assessing flood risk and also teach some of the skills needed to negotiate straightforward underground climbs and pitches. We look at navigating around caves using surveys (a cave map) and compass and cover other useful subjects like cave access and conservation.

All caving equipment is provided and there will be plenty of opportunity to find out how to take your caving further.

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Two nights bed & breakfast accommodation at a Hope Valley youth hostel is provided; usually Castleton Losehill Hall. Please supply your own lunches on both days. There is a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, plenty of local pubs and the youth hostel can also provide evening meals.




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