Countryside, Holiday Courses, Mountain & Cave Rescue, Open Events, Skills for Walking

On Track Days Relaunched – its all about being safe on the hills

ON TRACK DAYS 2017 

We have relaunched our On Track Days for 2017 and they are designed for all walkers about keeping safe in the outdoors and more importantly what to do if your day goes wrong or you come across someone else who needs help.

The day course is designed and run by YDG instructors who have more than 40 years experience in mountain rescue.

My Favorite ViewWe spend as little time as possible indoors before moving outdoors to learn some simple techniques that will help when things go wrong.

Learn some basic map and compass skills, reorienting yourself, giving an accurate grid reference, planning a walk, what kit to take etc.

Dealing with simple emergencies and how to get help without preventable delays if things are a bit more serious.

We don’t do minimum numbers but we don’t do more than 6 to an instructor, more than 6 we bring in an additional instructor.

Bring a packed lunch with you and walking kit appropriate for the weather on the day. Map and compass supplied for the day if needed.

Mid-week or Weekend meeting at The Barn Stainforth just outside of Settle

The day starts at 9.30am and we aim to finish at approximately 4.30 pm

Cost: – £65.00 per person, £120.00 two people booking and discount for groups

Get in touch if you need any additional information, we run our courses even if only one person books so you can be confident with your plans.

You can book a place on an advertised course HERE or ring us to book a date of your choice.

Caving Courses, Caving for Groups, Holiday Courses, Local Interest, Open Events, Special Events

Dark Skies Festival 15th – 21st February 2016

Join us on our Introductory Evening Caving Trip on Monday 15th February and come out to a night sky for the walk back down to the vehicles. No light pollution and with hopefully a clear view of the sky looking up towards Ribblehead and across to Penyghent. Booking essential so email or phone us now to express an interest or book.

Lots of other interesting things going on during the week too.

Dark Skies Festival

Caving Courses, Caving for Groups, Filming, Holiday Courses

Paul Rose on BBC Pennine Way programme goes caving with us.

Sean and Paul Rose after filming for BBC Pennine Way.Back in late November we received a call from the BBC who were producing the Pennine Way programme currently showing on BBC 1 in the North on Fridays at 7.30 pm.  Dave had been talking to Lucy from the production team earlier in the year but we understood there might not be enough room for a caving trip so thought that was that.  The call in November was to ask us if we could take Paul Rose the presenter caving in a few days. They realised, as they began filming, there was enough great material to fill another episode to make it last for 4 weeks.  Dave was on holiday so we asked Sean Whittle, who works with us regularly, if he was available and luckily he was. A star is born!

It is a great series and is available on the BBC iPlayer as well as still running for another 2 weeks on BBC1. We understand in the future it will be showing nationwide on BBC2.

Here is the link to the episode with Sean in and it also includes great footage of Malham Show, Climbing at Malham Cove, Pen-y-ghent Cafe and the Three Peaks.  Well worth a watch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05qt6vr/the-pennine-way-episode-2

So if you fancy trying caving with us then get in touch. We have holiday evening caving trips that individuals, families and small groups can join in, you can join a course or you can book your own instructor for a day and time convenient for you. We also run navigation courses for those of you that might want to tackle the Pennine Way or maybe just parts of it.

Caving Courses, Holiday Courses, Open Events, Skills for Walking, SRT Trips

Special offers up to 31st March

Navigation Skills and cavingWe have several open courses and events coming up over January, February and March for navigation skills and caving at all levels and ……….  

if you book one place at the full price you can have a second one for half price.  

Just because it is winter does not mean you have to hibernate as it is a great time to practice your navigation skills as the sometimes more challenging weather can help you develop and gain confidence in the skills you need to go “off road”.  If you have not done any navigation before you could try an On Track Day.  If you know the basics and would like to learn how to use a compass then a Developing Your Compass Skills day is for you.  If you would like to spend a weekend learning and developing your navigation skills you could join one of our NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) 2 day non-residential courses. These are accredited courses and you get a certificate and badge on completion.

If you felt you wanted to be a bit more adventurous then you could try caving on a Monday evening during the school holidays or an Intermediate Caving day if you wanted to try going down a small pitch on a ladder.  If you have been caving before then why not learn some vertical caving skills ready for the warmer weather on our Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) course which takes place in our barn so is not weather dependent.

Here are all the dates in one place. If you are interested in finding out any more information on any of our events just get in touch

Event Dates Price per person Usual minimum age
NNAS Navigation Course Sat 24th & Sun 25th January £115.00 14 years old
Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) Course Sat 14th February £75.00 16 years old
Developing your Compass Skills Day Sat 14th February £60.00 14 years old
On Track Day Sun 15th February £60.00 14 years old
Holiday Evening Caving Trip Mon 16th February £25.00 8 years old
NNAS Navigation Course Sat 21st  & Sun 22nd January £115.00 14 years old
Holiday Evening Caving Trip Mon 23rd  February £25.00 8 years old
On Track Day Sun 14th March £60.00 14 years old
Developing your Compass Skills Day Sun 15th March £60.00 14 years old
Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) Course Sat 21st March £75.00 16 years old
Intermediate Caving Trip Sun 22nd March £45.00 12 years old
NNAS Navigation Course Sat 28th   & Sun 29th March £115.00 14 years old
Holiday Evening Caving Trip Mon 30th March £25.00 8 years old

 

 

Caving Courses, Caving for Groups, Holiday Courses, Open Events

Holiday Evening Caving Trips – October Dates

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIntroductory Caving Trips suitable for individuals, couples and small groups. The caves are not tight and you can walk in many sections. There are some stooping and crawling sections and even a few optional squeezes if you would like. There are some deep pools, waterfalls and small climbs but nothing that an averagely fit person with a sense of adventure will not be able to do. It’s a great chance to do something a bit different with some of your family or friends in an area famous for its caves.

People often ask what is the difference between a cave and a pothole. In this area we tend to use the word caving more often than not. Officially caving is mostly a horizontal system with a few small climbs whereas potholing involves pitches which are vertical drops. These can range in size from a few metres to hundreds of metres.  This trip is definitely a caving trip. If you like it you can come back and learn some SRT to tackle before going an exploring on a vertical trip.

These Caving Trips start at 5.00 pm and finish at approximately 8.00 pm so not too late for the younger ones and time to go for a bar snack locally afterwards if you want.

Your local, qualified and very experienced instructor will meet you at the parking place nearest the cave near Horton-in-Ribblesdale and directions to the site will be given on booking.

Everyone will change into the caving kit at the road head and walk a short distance to the cave before going underground.

We supply – Caving oversuits, helmets, lights, belts, wellies, and all safety gear. We will supply you with a simple kit list on booking but it will not include the need for any specialist clothes. You will  need a full change of clothes for afterwards though as you will be getting a bit wet.

The minimum age is 8 years old. As we are an AALA  licensed provider we can take children under 18 without a parent or legal guardian being with us. We just need their written consent or verbal if you are bringing your own child to the caving venue.

The price is £25.00 per person. You can book and pay online or use our contact page to email or phone us.

Holiday Evening Caving Trips
Holiday Evening Caving Trips

Monday 21st October 2013

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Monday 28th October 2013

Tuesday 29th October 2013

 

Caving Courses, Holiday Courses, Open Events, Skills for Walking

Special Offers through the Overground Underground Outdoor Festival – Ingleton

Over the Bank Holiday weekend we will be offering discounts to anyone who books one of our events by email or phone and gives us the code displayed against our activities on their web site. www.ogug.co.uk  Booking is essential for these three events.

Saturday 25th May. 10.00 am to 4. oo pm.

Developing Your Compass Skills

Navigation Skills Courses
Navigation skills courses

Understand how to use a map and the basics of navigation but never really used a compass before? This day is for people who want to learn the basics of using a compass to orientate the map, to take and follow bearings from the map and from the ground.

Meeting up at the Penyghent Cafe in Horton-In-Ribblesdale and then walking in the area.  Directions given when place(s) booked.

Special Instructions: Bring a packed lunch with you and walking kit appropriate for the weather on the day.  Map, compass and all safety kit will be supplied.  Any questions, contact us directly

Cost: Normally £60 per person, but £50 if you quote the code

Age: 14+ with a reasonable level of fitness.

 

Sunday 27th May  and Monday 28th May   5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  Caving

Introduction to Caving with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Cost: £25.00 per person but £20 is quoting the code

Age: 8+with a reasonable level of fitness

Venue: Alum Pot Track, Selside – full details when place(s) booked.

Try caving for real. It is not confined like in an artificial cave and most of the time you will be walking upright.  Explore the beauty of underground Ingleborough with Yorkshire Dales Guides.  Stream ways, waterfalls, small climbs, walking, stooping and crawling is all part of the fun.  Squeezes are optional.  YDG supply caving oversuits, helmets, lamps, belts, wellies, and all safety gear.

Special Instructions: All instructions given on booking.  Any questions please contact us directly.