Caving, also known as potholing or spelunking, is the exploration of natural cave systems. This outdoor recreational activity requires participants to crawl, squeeze and climb, as well as negotiate potential water hazards, around networks of caves.
While sometimes categorised as an ‘extreme sport’, with the proper equipment and prior assessment of the environment caving can be enjoyed by all levels and abilities.
Where to go Caving
Alum PotSelside, Settle BD24 0HZ, UK
Bridge Cave/Ogof Nedd FechanUnnamed Road, Aberdare CF44 9JG, UK
Calf Holes to BrowgillPennine Way, Settle BD24 0JQ, UK
Dow CaveKettlewell, Skipton BD23 5RP, UK
Gaping GillGaping Gill, Clapdale Dr, Lancaster, UK, LA2 8EE
Goatchurch CavernBishop Sutton, Bristol BS40 7AU
Caving guides will provide all the equipment you need, including ropes and harnesses, overalls, helmets, pads and wellies, as well as route guidance and instruction.
Pull on your overalls, flick on your head torch and crawl in the kneesteps of our Everyday Adventurers.
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9 May 2019