Would you like to try Caving?

COVID-19 Update for novices.



Novice cavers often require close proximity for checking they have knots and equipment safely on. They may also need close proximity help on tricky climbs or squeezes. Because of this we feel that we cannot safely take novices at the moment. 


Please register interest (at the bottom of this page) and we will kep you in touch with developments.




Are there any exclusions?

We dont take stag groups (or similar) or one-off "thrill seekers".  Cave and Climb or Wild Wookey offer groups or individuals amazing one-off experiences.


Are There Any Age Restrictions? 

The minimum age is 16

There is no upper age limit!


When Do You Go?

There are opportunities to try caving on midweek and weekend novice trips


What Cave Will We Do? 

If you have never been before we will take you down a good starter cave like Goatchurch Cavern which can take 2 to 3 hours

This is a dry cave with every size of passage for you to try

We want you to enjoy the experience and come again,  so we will take things at your pace, and go down passages where you feel comfortable


Will I Need Caving Gear?

If you have no gear, thats fine, we will hire you:

An Oversuit

A Helmet

An LED caving lamp


We charge £15 for the gear hire, but this is refundable against the membership fee of £52 if you decide to join the club


What Do I Need To Bring?

You will need to provide:

Wellingtons (not because its wet, but wellies are standard caving footwear)

Old jeans or jogging bottoms

An old t-shirt

An old Jumper or fleece

4 X AA batteries

An energy bar

A drink

Washbag &Towel


Will We Visit The Pub?



Keep up to date on FaceBook

Prospective members can see what trips are being organised the Members Fb group. Request here to join the fb goup


When you become a member you will migrate to a Yahoo Newsgroup and a full members Fb group


Become a member

Click here for membership details



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