What to Expect:
This course will provide a great introduction to one of the easier technical cave systems in the Peak District. No previous caving experience is necessary and basic caving equipment will be provided, however you should be prepared to get wet and dirty!
This is a great course to be used as a stepping stone to some of the more advanced caving courses.
What to Bring:
Your instructor will provide you with a caving suit, helmet, torch and boots.
- Dress warmly, it gets chilly underground!
- Wear long sleeves and trousers
- Bring a jumper
- Any personal medication
- Leave valuables at home
Minimun Age: 12
Course Provider: Thornbridge Outdoors
Student / Instructor Ratio: 10:1
Start/Finish: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: Return minibus transfers from Thornbridge Outdoors included
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 15 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide, prep your equipment and ensure a timely departure. Any delay in departure will shorten the group’s experience so latecomers will be left behind.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.
No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.
The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.
We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.
You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.
The Alpkit Foundation's School of Adventure has a packed programme, full of specialist courses with qualified instructors to either introduce you to new adventures or improve your skills.