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 on the surface but if not, we’ll provide waterproof storage for snack style lunch items. You may relocate to another cave at lunch time.
Depending on group numbers and ability, you’ll finish between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
No prior caving experience is required, just the desire to push your own boundaries and experience something new. Caving is a moderate to high 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 thigh deep water but will never need to swim or be submerged.
We may climb ladders or scramble up short climbs or over boulders.
Expect to be in a cold, wet environment. Clothing advice can be found here.
Included / Excluded
Safety equipment & caving gear
Friendly instructor with a camera
Please bring your own food and drink packed appropriately, transport and car parking money (cash).
A change of clothes and towel is essential.
We may visit a single cave for the whole day or 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.
Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.14 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 one of our caving activity days. You'll visit one or more of the Peak District's amazing caves or mines and explore deep into the 350 million year old landscape, learning about geology and having a unique adventure.
No previous experience is required for this activity and it can be enjoyed by anyone 14 years old or above.
The caving can be quite physical at times but normal fitness levels will be fine. A certain amount of crawling is part of the experience and you may get wet and muddy!
Caving activity days will normally involve a trip into one or more predominately horizontal cave or mine systems in the local area. You’ll likely need to take a short drive between sites during the day so your own transport is essential. Depending on which venues you visit, cavers can come across low crawls, rocky scrambles, short roped climbs or easy fixed ladders. Cavers may choose to pit themselves against physical challenges like squeezes or wet & muddy areas and long crawls.
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 looked after by a qualified instructor.
Ignore the stereotype of scary, tight, dangerous caving presented by the media and find out for yourself what it is really like down there. You’ll be amazed at the environment beneath your feet.