Caving and potholing in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Dales Guides

Settle, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best places in the country to go caving and potholing, so it makes sense to go with a trusted company with a long history in the sport.

Yorkshire Dales guides have been delivering caving trips for 24 years, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that when these guys take you into some of the county’s damp, dark caves and potholes that you are in good hands.

The trips allow you to enter a fascinating world below your feet with wondrous underground passages, while being challenged by climbs, water crossings and abseils.

Beginner trips take place in both the morning and evening with instructors who are local, qualified and experienced cavers.

More advanced days show people how to set up their kit according to their own personal preference and a range of different rigging techniques, as well as some self-rescue techniques.

Advanced days allow those who’ve mastered the sport to attempt some of Yorkshire’s most challenging caving and potholing experiences.

For those who are total novices, there’s also an Introduction to Vertical Caving course that takes place in the company’s Activity Barn that allows people to get used to some of the techniques that will be used later on when they attempt the real thing.

Yorkshire Dales Guides owner Dave Gallivan has lived and worked in the Yorkshire Dales for 35 years and has extensive knowledge of local cave systems.

Team building events for leisure and corporate groups are also catered for.

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  1. Afternoon
    I am thinking of a family experience of pot holing in Yorkshire , we have never been before so would need to know what to wear etc . Our ages are 50 to 6 years old …we are a physically fit family
    What would the cost of this been ? We are looking at towards end of month
    Many thanks

    1. Author

      Hi Joanne
      Thanks for the note… this site has now been mothballed. If you check out Yorkshire’s Best Adventures here and read/view the Go Caving in Settle entry. We can thoroughly recommend Yorkshire Dales Guides who will get you all kitted out and let you know what to wear (sports clothes, tracksuits etc – not jeans). Their classes suitable for younger children start from £15 per session.
      The YBA team

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