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caving trips

Overground Underground – The Festival of the Ingleborough Dales

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For the 5th year we are involved in this brilliant festival which is a “weekend of diverse activities that will bring the unique landscape of the Ingleborough Dales to life in inspiring and unexpected ways”.  The Festival runs over the weekend 19th – 21st June. We will be running two opportunities to try caving for anyone eight and over who is reasonably fit and able to bend a bit.  The trips are designed to introduce people to the wonders of the underground dales.  These will be on the Saturday and Sunday starting at 5.00 pm and finishing by 8.00 pm. For more information and to book visit our Eventbrite page or give us a call.

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We will also be running a “Developing Your Compass Skills” day on the Saturday which is for people who know the basics of map work but have either never used a compass or are a bit rusty.  On Sunday we will be running an “On Track – Getting Started with Navigation ” day which is designed for people who are real beginners.  Both these days run from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  They are suitable for anyone 14 and over.  More details on all our activities can be on our web sitewww.YorkshireDalesGuides.co.uk .   If you visit the festival site atwww.ogug.co.uk you might just find a code for some discount and all of our events over this weekend.

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There are lots more events over the weekend of the Festival including Art Exhibitions, Free Airbay Jump Day, Indoor Bouldering Competition, Films, Talks, Archaeology, Running, Wildflower walks, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Demonstration and Water Zorbing.  A real action packed weekend with something for everyone.


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film & television logistics

Did you see us on the BBC?

Sean and Paul Rose after filming for BBC Pennine Way.

with paul rose on the BBC

Back in late November we received a call from the BBC who were producing the Pennine Way programme currently showing on BBC 1 in the North on Fridays at 7.30 pm. Dave had been talking to Lucy from the production team earlier in the year but we understood there might not be enough room for a caving trip so thought that was that. The call in November was to ask us if we could take Paul Rose the presenter caving in a few days. They realised, as they began filming, there was enough great material to fill another episode to make it last for 4 weeks. Dave was on holiday so we asked Sean Whittle, who works with us regularly, if he was available and luckily he was. A star is born!

It is a great series and is available on the BBC iPlayer as well as still running for another 2 weeks on BBC1. We understand in the future it will be showing nationwide on BBC2.

Here is the link to the episode with Sean in and it also includes great footage of Malham Show, Climbing at Malham Cove, Pen-y-ghent Cafe and the Three Peaks. Well worth a watch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05qt6vr/the-pennine-way-episode-2

So if you fancy trying caving with us then get in touch. We have holiday evening caving trips that individuals, families and small groups can join in, you can join a course or you can book your own instructor for a day and time convenient for you. We also run navigation courses for those of you that might want to tackle the Pennine Way or maybe just parts of it.


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Holiday Caving Trips

caving at all levels

You can see our next Holiday Evening Caving trip and book by either Email, phone or book online at http://bit.ly/1NKzMcB

These trips are suitable for 8 and overs. Individuals, families and small groups.

Remember, we can organise a caving, climbing or walking activity just for you, at a time and date you want, just fill in our inquiry form here>>


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outdoor activity offers

Great Deals for Your Dales Adventure

We have several open courses and events coming up over January, February and March for navigation skills and caving at all levels and ……….  

if you book one place at the full price you can have a second one for half price.  

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Just because it is winter does not mean you have to hibernate as it is a great time to practice your navigation skills as the sometimes more challenging weather can help you develop and gain confidence in the skills you need to go “off road”.  If you have not done any navigation before you could try an On Track Day.  If you know the basics and would like to learn how to use a compass then a Developing Your Compass Skills day is for you.  If you would like to spend a weekend learning and developing your navigation skills you could join one of our NNAS (National Navigation Award Scheme) 2 day non-residential courses. These are accredited courses and you get a certificate and badge on completion.

If you felt you wanted to be a bit more adventurous then you could try caving on a Monday evening during the school holidays or an Intermediate Caving day if you wanted to try going down a small pitch on a ladder.  If you have been caving before then why not learn some vertical caving skills ready for the warmer weather on our Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) course which takes place in our barn so is not weather dependent.

Here are all the dates in one place. If you are interested in finding out any more information on any of our events just get in touch

EventDatesPrice per personUsual minimum age
NNAS Navigation CourseSat 24th & Sun 25th January£115.0014 years old
Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) CourseSat 14th February£75.0016 years old
Developing your Compass Skills DaySat 14th February£60.0014 years old
On Track DaySun 15th February£60.0014 years old
Holiday Evening Caving TripMon 16th February£25.008 years old
NNAS Navigation CourseSat 21st  & Sun 22nd January£115.0014 years old
Holiday Evening Caving TripMon 23rd  February£25.008 years old
On Track DaySun 14th March£60.0014 years old
Developing your Compass Skills DaySun 15th March£60.0014 years old
Introduction to Vertical Caving (SRT) CourseSat 21st March£75.0016 years old
Intermediate Caving TripSun 22nd March£45.0012 years old
NNAS Navigation CourseSat 28th   & Sun 29th March£115.0014 years old
Holiday Evening Caving TripMon 30th March£25.008 years old

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adventure activities

New Website for Yorkshire Dales Adventure Company

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Yorkshire Dales Guides have been delivering outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales for over 24 years.

Their new website at www.YorkshiredDalesGuides.co.uk is packed with information about their range of outdoor activities, on the hills and in the underground caves and potholes of the Dales.

If you are looking for Caving, Potholing, Climbing, Abseiling a Walking Guide or want to learn how to use a map and compass or GPS – have a look at the site.

Yorkshire dales Guides also deliver unique ‘ no nonsense’ People Development’ team building skills for businesses and organisations.


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Trip Adviser

In the diary now

As well as organising bespoke activities to meet your needs, we keep a diary of regular activities which are 'open', so that you can just book a place.

We use Eventbrite which is a well regarded event booking system, however you can also contact us by phone, email or via the form on the right

Enquiry form

We can provide activities to meet your needs, but need a little information in order to give you a quote.

Please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. There is no obligation and we are always happy to help.