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Our new promotional video

We have had a short video made to introduce ourselves and what we do.  Thanks to all the people who helped with it’s production.

 

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

BBC2 are going to be showing the Pennine Way series over 4 nights, 27th July to 30th July, at 7.30pm each night. It really is a good series to watch.

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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…

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Our New Flyers Have Arrived

We now have some new flyers for the business so it is time to get them out to accommodation providers and other outlets in the local area.  If anyone would like some please let us know. B&Bs, Hotels, Tourist Information Centres, YDNP centres or any attractions such as show caves and shops.

YDG New Flyer

YDG New Flyer

Christmas Competition that starts right now

This is a little free and easy competition to enter. I guess to be absolutely correct it is actually a draw as you do not even have to answer any questions. What more could you ask!

Early in 2015 we will be relaunching our newsletter and to encourage you to sign up we are running a free competition. The newsletter will be not be coming out every week so we will not be bombarding you with emails. It will just be for telling you what we are up to and any other interesting events or news that you might be interested in.

If you sign up to our mailing list before midnight on 31st December you could be the lucky winner of a guided walk in the Three Peaks area, a day of navigation skills training or an introductory or intermediate caving trip. The prize will be for you and up to 3 friends and you pick which prize you would like.

10 other people will be given a one off 10% discount voucher to use on any of our activities.

For more details and to subscribe to our newsletter visit  http://yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk/wp/christmas-competition-2014/

Holiday Evening Caving Trips have started for 2014

For several years now we have been running Introductory Caving Trips suitable for individuals, couples and small groups during the holiday periods from February until October half term. (Dates at the end of the blog)

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 but they are not compulsory if you are worried about that. There are some deep pools to get around, 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.

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.

Happy Young Cavers

Happy Young Cavers

Your local, qualified and very experienced instructor will meet you at the parking place nearest the cave just above 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. No company that charges you can take under 18s on their own without having this license as it is a legal requirement to ensure their safety. 

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

2014 DATES Mon  14th April  ~  Mon  21st April ~ Mon 5th May ~ Sun 25th May ~ Mon  26th May ~ Mon  21st July ~ Mon  28th July ~ Mon 4th Aug ~ Mon 11th Aug ~ Mon 18th Aug ~ Mon 25th Aug ~ Mon 1st Sept ~ Mon 8th Sept ~ Mon 20th Oct ~ Mon 27th Oct.

 

 

Holiday Evening Caving Trips – October Dates

New October half term dates

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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…

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Lost Sheep in Yellow Jerseys all over the Yorkshire Dales

Lost Sheep in Yellow Jerseys all over the Yorkshire Dales

Lost Sheep in Yellow Jerseys all over the Yorkshire Dales
Over 350 Lost Sheep in Yellow Jerseys – Over 150 prizes!
Spot 3 different sheep, tell Dales Discoveries, and you could win great prizes!
Enter as many times as you like before 5th September. Click on photo for more details.

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