We usually meet at 9:30am at a central location near Castleton. We will send out a map and directions in advance. There may not always be toilets at the meeting point so do stop at one of the many public facilities in the Hope Valley on your way to meet us.
After a short introduction and a quick check you have the essentials for the trip, we'll drive off in convoy to the cave nearby where you’ll change into the caving gear and head underground.
Depending on group numbers and ability, you’ll finish around 12:30pm.
No prior caving experience is required, just the desire to push your own boundaries and experience something new. These trips are moderate physical activity, if unsure please contact us to discuss individual suitability.
You will be required to crawl at times but will never need to ‘squeeze’ unless choosing to.
You may walk through knee deep water but will never need to swim or be submerged.
We may scramble up short climbs or over boulders.
Expect to be in a cold, wet environment. Clothing advice will be sent to you after booking.
Included / Excluded
Safety equipment & caving gear
Friendly instructor with a camera
Please bring any food and drink you require for the activity and you will need your own transport and any car parking fees (unlikely but possible). A change of clothes and a towel for after.
See Downloads page for more information. We will also email you a PDF with details when you book.
Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.
10 years or older unless arranged directly with us in advance.
Each child must be supervised by a parent on a maximum of a 1 parent to 2 children basis.
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.
Join Peak Instruction on a trip into the dark, magical places beneath the surface on a caving activity session. You'll visit one of the Peak District's amazing caves and explore deep into the 350 million year old landscape, learning about geology and having a unique adventure.
No previous experience is needed and this activity can be enjoyed by anyone 10 years old or above. The caving can be quite physical if you choose to test yourself, but normal fitness levels will be fine. A certain amount of crawling is part of the experience, but kneepads are provided.
This 2-3 hour caving activity will involve a trip into a local cave or mine system. Depending on which cave we visit on the day, cavers may come across short scrambles, river passages, cave mud and even the option to try some squeeze challenges or longer, more physical sections of caving passage.
A Discover Caving Trip is perfect for anyone who has never caved before. It’s ideal for families, individuals or small groups wanting to discover what caving is really like without committing to a full day underground. Our aim is to give you a friendly introduction to the sport in a relaxed setting where harder challenges are your choice to take part in or not. 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 8 people to 1 instructor.
Ignore the stereotype of scary, tight and dangerous caving that can be presented by the media and discover for yourself what it is really like down there. You’ll be amazed at the environment beneath your feet.