Adventure Caving

Adventure Caving

Join Peak Instruction on one of our Adventure Caving trips. You’ll enjoy a challenging visit to one of the Peak District’s harder caves. This activity is a step up from our Discover Caving trips & presents more challenge to participants.

You don’t have to have any previous experience for this activity, and it can be enjoyed by anyone who is adventurous and 12 years old or above. The caving can be quite physical if you choose to test yourself, but normal fitness levels will be fine. We will provide kneepads for you, as a certain amount of crawling is part of the experience. You will find this more physical than our Discover trip if you have done one of those already. You do not need to have done a previous trip with us to do this one, although you might find it a bit of a gentler introduction to caving.

This 3 hour caving activity will involve a trip into one of the more physically challenging local cave or mine systems. Depending on which cave we visit on the day, cavers will pit themselves against scrambles, pools of water, cave mud and physical sections of caving in low passages. It’s not all about the physical adventure, there’s plenty of history and geology to see too.

An Adventure Caving Trip is perfect for anyone who is looking for a challenge, even if they have never caved before. This experience is moderately physical but can ultimately be enjoyed by anyone with average fitness and the desire to have an adventure. We keep our groups small, so it feels like a very personal service, you’ll be part of group with a maximum ratio of 8 people to 1 instructor.

£39.00 per person

Available Dates

  • 29th August – @ 9:30am
  1. To book, choose the activity slot using the drop down menu.
  2. Click Add to Cart.
  3. On the PayPal website you can adjust the quantity to match the number of places you are booking. If it won’t let you check out, you have selected more places than there are available on the session. In that case, please contact us so we can see if we can add more spaces by adding extra staff to that session.
  4. Pay via your PayPal account or using a bank card through their secure checkout.
  5. You’ll get an email from us with your booking confirmation and activity details once we receive confirmation of payment.
Activity Slot

Adventure Caving Activity Information

Ratio
8 participants to 1 instructor (reduced to 5:1 due to Coronavirus)
Times
Start times can vary, so check the times available on the listed dates above.
Overall, the activity will last approximately 3 hours depending on group size and this includes the kitting up time. A short drive in convey after meeting is not included in the total timings.
Overview
This activity will involve a trip into a local cave (or mine system if weather poor). Depending on which cave we visit on the day, cavers will pit themselves against scrambles, pools of water, cave mud and physical sections of caving in low passages. It’s not all about the physical adventure, there’s plenty of history and geology to see too.
Participant Suitability
No prior experience is needed. Average fitness levels are required as we aim to challenge you. The site is predominantly uneven, smooth rock with low roofs that require stooping and crawling. You will need to walk/stoop/crawl around 1.5km over the whole experience, but this broken up into sections. This activity can be enjoyed by anyone 12 years old or above. Parents of younger children can contact us for a chat about bringing younger kids along.
Included in the cost
All safety equipment, caving specific clothing and gloves are provided.
Your group will have its own instructor.
We always endeavour to bring one of our cameras along to our activities (subject to breakages etc..). Photos are provided free of charge when they are taken by us.
Please Bring
You will need your own transport to get to and from the activity meeting point and then to follow in convoy to lane where the cave is located. Meeting locations will be confirmed after booking. The activity takes place near Tideswell, Derbyshire.
We will provide wellies if needed. If you have your own please bring them, so long as they are rubber soled and not plastic.
Please read the clothing advice and make sure you bring enough layers. The cave is only around 8 degrees.
A hair tie for long hair is a good idea.
In hot weather, bringing a bottle of water is a good idea.
Accessibility
The site is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, so we would class this activity as unsuitable for those who are wheelchair dependant. We can sometimes accommodate individuals with mobility issues or other physical conditions on our activities, but we would like to have a conversation with you prior to booking so we can discuss arranging a bespoke activity for you.
Other
Sorry but dogs are not permitted on this activity.
The small challenges are all optional and if you don’t wish to do one there will be no pressure from our staff team. In that circumstance, the group will take another route or you can take a bypass if available.
All under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying parent. Spectators are not allowed unless they have paid for a slot on the activity. As a rule, this means that participating children must be accompanied by a paying, participating parent.

Pete and Beth are both members of the Association of Caving Instructors.

Adventure Caving with Peak Instruction