Caving & Mine Exploration

A journey into the amazing landscape beneath your feet is one that you will never forget. Caving & mine exploration is a passion for us here. We are equipped and experienced to deliver any aspect of caving & mining from family and introductory sessions to skills coaching & LCMLA leadership awards.

Our business hub is located in the Peak District, with its amazing variety of caves & mines. We do however operate all across the UK, from the clean washed caves of the Yorkshire Dales, to the breathtakingly huge slate mines of Snowdonia. Peak instruction offer activities ranging from tasters to challenging vertical trips, so we have a trip to suit everyone. Beginner trips in simple systems, guiding in classic vertical caves or skills training, we do it all. We run various public caving activities which can be seen here. We are can fully tailor any caving activity and they can be pitched at any level of challenge. To discuss a caving trip to suit your party, get in touch.

Introductory Caving Trips

Caving

Aimed at introducing you or your group to the cave or mine environment. Suitable for those with little or no underground experience or with some caving background. These days or part days usually involve a trip into a predominantly horizontal cave system. They are ideal for novice groups, individuals or the curious! All ages and abilities catered for and as ever, the trip can be fully tailored to your needs. Book your own day or join one of our open courses in the Peak District to experience this amazing activity. Don’t be put off by the scary stereotype that caves and mines are subjected to at the hands of the uninformed. Come and enjoy the huge variety of strange and beautiful environments the caves and mines present us with and experience a day you’ll not forget.


Advanced or Vertical Caving

Vertical Caving

The next step up from introductory caving trips and a great progression for those who’ve caved before or who are just up for a challenge. We can run extended day’s out underground in more challenging cave and mine systems. These could be longer and more physical horizontal trips or caves and mine with vertical sections. The underground world gets even more amazing once we get vertical and can access areas out of the reach of most. Guided vertical trips can involve the use of wire ladders, lower-offs and abseils. Trips can be in and out the same way or as through trips from one entrance to another in certain caves or mines.


Welsh Mining Trips (Snowdonia)

Welsh Mining

The mines of Snowdonia are industrial icons and are a fascinating place to visit. There is scope for a variety of experiences in the region, ranging from simple guided explorations to more advanced vertical trips. Generally the mines are very spacious. The slate mines can swallow up a team for an entire day. Most trips require a pleasant walk up into the mountains before entering the mine. There are a number of great trips in the area and we often take lunch and candles underground with us. Normally all that is required by you are warm clothing and waterproofs


Single Rope Technique

The caving skill to unlock all doors. SRT gives us the ability to fully explore vertical caves. A complex but very satisfying set of skills allowing a caver to descend and ascend single fixed ropes without need for ladders. SRT courses are arranged as needed and will be a minimum of 2 days for the initial skills training.
Those cavers with more experience or looking to further their skills in SRT can come on an advanced SRT course and receive some coaching and fine tuning on there practiced technique and learn some of the more complex manoeuvres. SRT rigging courses can also be arranged for those who are SRT proficient and want to progress their own skills further.

For caver training and LCMLA instructor qualifications, look over on our sister site, Underground Specialist.

The UK’s representative body for caving is the British Caving Association. This is also the body that manages the qualifications that we hold. For more info, take a look at their website here.