We have just sent out our latest newsletter with information about our new web site,. There is news about the Overground Underground Ingleborough Dales Festival where we are offering discounts, The Dales Discoveries Treasure Hunt which we are helping to sponsor and have given a prize to and the new Settle-Carlisle web site which we are on too . Have a look and if you would like to receive a newsletter of your own you can sign up here. We do not send out many and you can opt out at anytime. Don’t forget we have caving this Monday (25th May) too.
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.
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.
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.
We are helping to organise this event as we are active members of the team. For the last few years we have run our own Yorkshire Three Peaks walk but we wanted to run an event that is unique to our team. This is it and it starts in Clapham where the team is based. Come and join us and tell your friends about it. The shorter walk is also suitable for families so make a day of it. More information and how to sign up is on the website www.cro.org.uk/challenge
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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 […]
Last Tuesday we spent a few hours going on a caving trip down Valley Entrance and into Kingsdale Master Cave with John McKeown of Lakes TV and their presenter Simon Rodger. Due to the heavy rain the night before it was quite a wet and “sporting” trip but everyone had a good time and hopefully got some good footage. Watch this space for when the finished article is available. We can’t wait!