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, Caving for Groups

MORE HOLIDAY EVENING CAVING EXPERIENCES

 

Introductory and Intermediate Holiday Evening Caving Sessions.

You may have seen us taking Ade Edmondson caving on ITV’s The Dales on Monday night and would like to try caving too. If you are on holiday in the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales during any of the holidays or you or someone you know who lives locally has wanted to try caving then this is the trip for you.
You can book one of our early evening caving sessions that we run during the holidays.  The next one is Monday 7th May 2012. These trips are particularly aimed at families where perhaps only some want to give it a go. The minimum age is 8 years old. The caving trips are also open for couples and individuals.
Climbing down to Dr Bannisters
If you have been before and would like to visit another cave with some vertical sections then in the summer holidays we will be running theses intermediate sessions on Tuesday evenings.
Each Introductory or Intermediate Caving Experience costs £25.00 per person for a 3 hours with a qualified and experienced instructor and includes a caving oversuit, wellies, helmet, belt and light. They start at 5.00 pm and finish by around 8.00 pm
If you have younger children or a bigger family or group we would suggest you book a session for just you.
These trips cost from £160.00 for a group of up to 6 people which is less than £27.00 per person with all kit listed above plus fleece undersuits and a CD of photos of your adventure. The trip can then be geared towards your group and at a time and date suitable for you.
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Caves in Flood Course

Due to several requests Dave Gallivan will be running this one day practical course. It is aimed at all cavers including those who maybe responsible for taking others caving but would equally be of use to individuals or club cavers.  It will be based on the Long Churn Caves above Horton-in-Ribblesdale and look at weather forecasts, high water indicators both above and below ground, and other factors to take into consideration when you decide to “Go or Not to Go?” 

For more information and dates

Caving Courses, Competition, SRT Trips, Uncategorized

Great News from the Traddock about our competition

The Traddock at Austwick who provided the accommodation and meals for the Trail magazine reporters and photographer have offered a 3 COURSE MEAL to go alongside our prize of a day’s caving for two. You will just need to buy your own drinks. Its brilliant news for the winner.  Get entering now.

Caving Courses, Competition, SRT Trips

Competition Time – Win a SRT Caving Day for 2 people

Can you name the cave and win a day’s caving activity?  In this months Trail Magazine there is an article about caving in Yorkshire called Underground Overground. Hanna, Guy and Ben were given instruction in SRT in our barn at Stainforth and then taken down a cave where they used their new skills.  The article is well worth a read and has some good pictures.  I know we might be bias but this is a good day out for anyone with a sense of adventure.  Update. The Traddock at Austwick have now also offered a three course meal as part of the prize so you can have a good day caving and then a lovely meal too.

If you would like to win a day similar to this for 2 people then you just need to answer one question.  What is the name of the cave that Hanna abseiled into?

The answer can be found in the article in the magazine which is in the July edition of Trail and it is also on their Facebook page. If you want to know more about caving courses and trips with us then have a look on our website www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk


If you do not want to use the form then just email us the answer to the address at the top of the page, put Caving Competition in the subject line and tell us your full name and the answer.

The competition is open to anyone but you must be at least 16 to come on the day.  The winner will be chosen from all the correct email entries received by midnight on Sunday 10th July.  The prize caving day and meal will be arranged for a date suitable for the winner, subject to availability, and will need to be claimed by 31st December 2011.  The meal is food only and you will need to buy your own drinks. There are no cash alternatives.

What is the name of the cave
Caving Courses, Caving for Groups

SRT Trip to look out into Alum Pot Shaft

Today was the first trip underground using SRT for one of our Go Dales Project groups.  They had been underground on previous sessions and also had some time learning the SRT skills in our Barn. This trip let them put those skills into practice and they got an idea of where  SRT can enable them to go.  If you want to learn about these skills or try caving then have a look at our website.

Caving Courses, Caving for Groups, SRT Trips

Go Dales Caving Course Video

 

Caving group

We have now produced our first video on YouTube.   It is of the first caving trip with one of the young women’s groups with the Go Dales Project. The next session they took part in was learning vertical caving techniques (SRT) in our barn at Hornby Laithe near Stainforth, Settle. They learned to prussic and abseil up and down the ropes, traverse and pass belays. They used the ropes and platforms in our barn including our new high level traverse and wall. This is preparing them for their next trip underground when they will be using ropes to explore deeper into the cave. That’s when the real adventures begin.

SRT Wall

 

Watch the video at   http://bitly.com/dSAwTk  

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