This activity event is only available to attendees of the Cheddar Gorge Weekend. Please don't RSVP if you have not secured a place on this weekend.
We will be visiting the wetter caves so you will be getting wet ;-) So much more fun and exhilarating!!
We will operate two groups one in the very wet caves, and you will get very wet and the other in the damp/moist caves where you can expect to encounter water, just not up to your waist!
This event is for the DAMP / MOIST Caves
We are using the services of Andy & Rachel for this half days wet caving experience. They are both fully qualified, licensed and insured to provide Caving, Climbing and Abseiling.
The half day Caving session is ideal for anyone who has never ventured into the exciting world of cave exploration.
The Caving Sessions usually run in Goatchurch Cavern in Burrington Combe and Swildon's Hole at Priddy. The Caving Sessions are enjoyed by adventurous adults and provide an unusual and exciting day out. AAA have run session here on a number of occasions and we have always had a good experience.
The level of difficulty depends upon the group, for keen adults they make it very challenging!
After a briefing from your instructor you will set off on the short walk to the cave entrance.
The trip will start gently with walking size passages where you will see cave formations and maybe a sleeping bat. As your confidence grows the instructor will gradually introduce you to more challenging routes involving crawls, slides and scrambles. You will see spacious chambers and strange rock formations in the secret world of the underground.
They usually use the following caves for single sessions, but others are available to groups returning for further sessions.
Swildon's Hole is a great venue for more confident groups and for those who have caved before. The manhole entrance into rushing water can appear frightening to novices but beyond are spectacular waterfalls and large caverns filled with fabulous stalactite formations. You will get wet in this cave as you negotiate the many cascades and water chutes.
Group size is usually a maximum of 8
10.00 to 12.30 (we will organise transport from the hostel sharing cars).
CLOTHING (Ignore the prices, it was the only picture I could find)
You will be provided with;
• special caving oversuit
• caver's belt
• wellington boots
• a helmet
• a helmet light and battery pack
Ignore the costs above, the picture is shown to indicate the kit. The only purchase worth considering are the knee pads, but they are not essential.
You will need a spare set of clothes and should assume you will get wet. Clothes that are made of man made fibres are best and wearing a Hele Hansen type base layer will keep you warn even when wet.
£32 per person, Includes instruction, clothing as listed in the text and PayPal Fees.
The final cost could be less based on final numbers.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.