Welcome to the Somerset Scout Caving Website

 

We hope you will find everything you need to find out about caving and be able to contact us to arrange a caving trip.
We are able to take groups ranging from complete beginners to those with a high level of experience and instruct parties not just here in the Mendips and our local caves but all over the UK including Wales, Derbyshire and the Yorkshire Dales. We can cater for a range of group sizes from two upwards and have a number of friendly and experienced instructors to call on.

What is Caving?

 

Being a completely alien and unseen environment, caves have for generations been regarded by many as the domain of the sinister, and all those who participate in the activity as being equally strange folks. Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are caves some of the most beautiful places on earth, they only show their beauty to those who explore their depths.
Unlike many other forms of adventures/outdoor activity, cave exploration holds a romance that clings to danger and brings the very best out of those who participate in it. Friendships bonded while exploring the underground are friendships formed for life. The experience of original exploration is indeed one of the most exhilarating things that any explorer will do, and unlike other adventure activities, original exploration occurs on a weekly basis. New caves/potholes are being discovered in both the UK and overseas on a regular basis by both experienced and novice cavers alike.

    
    

What will caving involve?

 

After changing into our caving kit we will take a short walk to the entrance of the cave we have chosen to descend. The cave is likely to involve scrambling climbing, walking and crawling. It is likely we will see streams, cascades, stalactites and stalagmites. The cave size will vary from large to small.