Beginner Trips


First tentative steps into the timeless beauty of Britainís subterranean kingdom. Your chance to experience first hand the thrill and excitement of this adventure sport under the guidance of experienced and qualified cave leaders.

Having fun at Bagshawe Cavern - Derbyshire

Wet or dry, this half day trip is an excellent introduction for anyone wishing to enjoy the thrills of caving without any previous experience. The course starts with an introduction to the safety equipment followed by a safety brief. During the trip you will have opportunity to enjoy scrambling, climbing, squeezing, large and small chambers, muddy puddles, silent passageways and natural cave formations. Adventure caving is ideal for school and college groups, scouts and guides, youth groups, social and sporting clubs, families, friends and the keen individual.

You will be guided by one of our highly skilled and qualified cave leaders to ensure your safety and enjoyment at all times. Pennine National Caving will also provide you with the specialist equipment needed and insurance cover.

Adventure caving can also be used for groups to learn about the natural underground environment. Every cave is different and each caving region has itís own unique systems. Choose from Derbyshire, Mendip, Yorkshire and Wales.

There is no maximum number required as we can take you underground on a 1 to 1 basis. For conservation and safety reasons we keep the group sizes to a realistic working number and large parties can be split into smaller groups. Our instructor to student ratio may vary slightly to accommodate the level of tuition required. Our instructors will tailor the trip to suit your needs.