Caving & Potholing

Kendal Mountaineering Services offers caving adventures not far from our base in the Lake District, Cumbria. The North Yorkshire Dales National Park, just 30 minutes drive from our location provides some challenging, adventurous and varied caving with hundreds of miles of passages to explore.

  • explore the beauty of the underground world
  • experienced and enthusiastic instructors
  • do something different and memorable

Caving groups in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

Caving is a fantastic adventure and unlike any activity you can do on the surface! An introductory caving session would mean exploring cave systems such as Long Churns or Browgill cave. Once underground you'll go to places where relatively few people visit and see sights unlike anywhere else; huge passages draped with multi-coloured stalactites and flowstones to very small passages and thundering waterfalls plunging down vertical shafts; caving gives you the chance to adventure in a different world.

Already having caving experience or been on an introductory trip with us before? Do you want do have a more challenging adventure?

We can take you to less busy and more extensive cave systems such as Kingsdale Master Cave or the Three Counties, Easegill System. These trips can involve ascents and descents up to 18m, abseiling into caves and then climbing up caving ladders.

Caving in the Yorkshire Dales & Cumbria

With the help of our expert caving instructors and the odd leg up from your mates you can be sure of a highly enjoyable adventure. There are normally ways around the tight squeezes and apart from feet, getting wet is avoidable!

We provide all technical equipment required including a caving over-suit. You need to have clothing to wear underneath and thick walking socks for the wellingtons provided.

Caving can be done as part of a multi activity session. Due to the caving location it can only be in teamed with a climbing session also available in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or why not make it a full adventure day full of caving; we can take you to several cave systems.

  • Prices are £45/person for a half day (4 hours) and £75/person for a full day (8 hours)
  • Minimum booking numbers apply.
  • Group bookings discount and children’s rates are also available.

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Caving & Potholing Courses and Activities are held in:
Long Churns Runscar Thistle Great Douk Subset Hole Valley Entrance & Kingsdale Master Cave Yordas Pot Rowten Pot County to Wretched Rabbit Short Drop to Gavel Pot Calf Holes & Browgill Cave Old Ing Cave Sell Gill Holes Birkwith Cave Ibbeth Peril

More About KMS

Iain Gallagher, Kendal Mountaineering ServicesKendal Mountaineering Services is run by Iain Gallagher. Iain divides his time between hills and crags in the Lake District, North Wales, Scotland and North Yorkshire. He can also be found climbing peaks across Europe and around the World.

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