For full day activities we meet at 10:00am in the main car park in Hope village. There are a few cafes and shops nearby as well as public toilets. Map
After a short introduction and a quick check you have the essentials for the day, we'll drive off in convoy to the cave nearby where you’ll change into the caving gear and head underground.
Lunch will usually be taken underground and we’ll provide waterproof storage for snack style lunch items.
We aim to have you done for about 3:00pm. Advanced vertical caving courses do not have exact finish times as this will vary from team to team. Trips can take longer.
No prior experience required but some caving or climbing background may be useful. Our Peak District Caving Day or Half Day Caving course is a good introduction to being underground if you’re not sure about the Advanced Course yet. Bring with you the desire to push your own boundaries and experience something new. Caving is requires high physical activity, if unsure please contact us to discuss suitability. You will need to be able to crawl, climb wire ladders and support your own weight on your hands and feet when climbing.
You may walk through thigh deep water but will never need to swim or be submerged.
Expect to be in a cold, wet environment. Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes!
Included / Excluded
Safety equipment & caving gear
Friendly instructor with a camera
Please bring your own food and drink, transport and car parking money (cash).
A change of clothes and towel is essential.
We will likely visit a single cave for the whole day but may visit 2 different ones. If we move location you’ll need a towel or bin bag to sit on whilst we drive to the new site to keep your car clean and dry.
Weather and ground conditions as well as group ability can effect the choice of caves visited on the day and activities undertaken. We may visit disused mines.
Medical information and clothing sizes will be required in advance.
Over 18’s only without first speaking to us.
Join Peak Instruction on an adventure deep into the world beneath your feet. Advanced caving days are vertical trips into caves or mines. You’ll be heading down ropes before escaping back to the surface up wire ladders and steep climbs.
No previous experience is needed but vertical caving (a.k.a. Potholing) can be highly physical and is not for the unfit, very over weight or pregnant. This activity is for over 18’s only due to the amount of self reliance required.
Advanced caving days will normally involve a trip into a system with a number of vertical sections. Depending on which cave or mine we visit, you may come across abseils, waterfalls, scrambles, climbs and caver’s wire ladders. Cavers may choose to pit themselves against physical challenges like squeezes, stream passages, very wet or muddy areas and long crawls.
You will need to bring warm clothes and a change for after, as well as any food or drink you require. If underground for lunch we will supply waterproof containers and bags for food. You will also likely need some change for car parking.
We keep our groups small so it feels like a very personal service, you’ll be part of group of up to a maximum of 6 people looked after by a qualified instructor.