Peak District Vertical Cave Trips

Vertical Caving Courses and Pot Holing Experience Days

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Many caves go deep underground, with high ceilings and vast chambers. For the ultimate adventurer we offer vertical caving experiences, abseiling into huge chambers and traversing above underground waterfalls. These are truly epic experiences hidden underground. Together with Lost Earth Adventures we will choose the cave experience that will best suit you. Below you can find a selection of our vertical cave locations in and around Derbyshire.

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Vertical Cave experiences in the Peak District

Bagshawe Cavern

The Dungeon

This is an extensive cave systems with many fine calcite formations. Our trip starts in the upper section show cave passing by calcite features such as the ‘Elephant’s Throat’ and ‘Chandler’s Shop’. Then it’s time for the adventure to really start as we venture into the adventurous lower parts of the cave. There are many optional challenges to try such as ‘Mouse Hole’ and ‘The Masher’. We will finally enter the large cavern known as ‘The Hippodrome’ Those on vertical trips can descend into ‘The Dungeon’ and travel much further into the cave.

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Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil’s Arse, is entered via a giant cleft in the valley wall. On the hillside above stands Peveril Castle. The cave is owned by the Queen of England, and the entrance is a vast chamber that used to be a ropery. It is now a show cave that still has equipment used in making ropes. We pass through the show cave to enter the cave proper. It’s time to get really wet and muddy as we negotiate many passage ways and follow the streams underground. It’s an incredibly varied cave system with passageways that a double decker bus could fit inside. Much deeper into the cave holds the Titan Chamber, the deepest shaft in the UK at 141 metres.

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Giant’s Hole

Giant’s Hole has large passageways and stream ways with much to explore. We will descend underground to visit the impressive chamber and waterfall of Garland’s Pot. We will abseil into Garland’s Pot and continue following the stream way. We will venture along passages such as Crab Walk and the Giant’s Windpipe and make a round trip circuit before ascending back up Garland’s Pot and return to the surface.

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Carlswark Cavern

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Carlswark Cavern is a set of winding tunnels and passageways carved out into the limestone bedrock. It is home to the Oyster Chamber, which holds large brachiopod marine shell fossils. For those that would like to, we can start our adventure with an exciting abseil descent from the surface. We will explore the passageways below and eventually arrive back at the surface further down the valley. A great caving experience!

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P8 Jackpot

P8 Jackpot is a complex although sporting cave with lots to explore. We will descend vertical shafts and cascades, a great place to put your abseiling skills to the test. The main route follows a stream way down waterfalls and through low passageways. Further inside we will travel complex side passages and witness sumps. We will return up the same vertical shafts using ladder and lifeline, or the more experienced can use their SRT skills.

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Horseshoe Cave

Despite its name, (it’s also known as Suicide Cave) is a gentle venue. Easy to access and dry, it offers the perfect training venue for rope work such as traverses, ‘Y’ hangs and ladder & lifeline systems. This is a great place we can use for our SRT courses and to practice skills. It’s a great cave to look around in too, and relatively clean and dry compared to our other cave venues of Derbyshire!

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More Caves in the Peak District

We also have many more caving experiences, suitable for large groups, in Derbyshire.

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