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Adventure Caving

01 Dec 2019 @ 9.30 am and 1.00 pm - Marble Arch Caves

On the trail of Martel 

Delve off the beaten track with our experienced and qualified Cave Leader to explore “adventure” caving in the depths of the Marble Arch Caves system.  Your group of eight will explore cave passages, negotiate boulder chambers and clamber through the well-known flyover to emerge into the public tour of the show cave before navigating your way out, muddy and ecstatic!

Sessions:

Registration will be at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre.

Morning session from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Timetable: Breakfast will be served  in the Marble Arch Cave at 9.30 am. You will meet your Cave Instructor at 10.00 am who will distribute and brief you on the caving gear and provide time to change. You will enter the cave around 10.30 am, the trip will take maximum 2 hours before returning to the visitor centre for 12.30 pm to return gear and change.

Afternoon session from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Timetable: Lunch will be served in Marble Arch Caves at 1.00 pm. You will meet your Cave Instructor at 1.30 pm who will distribute and brief you on the caving gear and give you time to change. You will enter the cave around 2.00 pm, the trip will take maximum 2 hours before returning to the visitor centre for 4.00 pm to return gear and change.

Marble Arch Café will provide a set meal option (please mention any dietary requirements you may have when booking).

What will you need?

We shall provide the essentials: Caving helmet, caving light, gloves and caving over suit. All you need to bring is an old set of warm clothes (we suggest you wear layers with no jeans or short sleeved tops) that you don’t mind getting muddy or damp. These will be worn under your caving suit. Wellingtons are also required (with warm socks), ensure these are a good fitting.

It is advisable to bring a towel and change of clothes to change back in to after your trip.

Minimum age:

This event is not suitable for persons under 18 years old.

Fitness/Ability Requirements:

The Adventure Caving trip is aimed for those wishing to “give caving a go”, so no previous caving experience is required. However, the trip requires walking, stooping and crawling. You must feel able to undertake approximately 2 hours of moderate physical exertion and be willing to complete a confidential medical/emergency contact form on registration disclosing any illnesses/conditions/medications for your Cave Instructors awareness.

Price:

£30.00 per person.

How to book:

To make a booking please call the Marble Arch Caves on +44 (0) 28 66 321815 or email mac@fermanaghomagh.com. Patrons are advised that full payment is taken on booking and cannot be refunded, transferred or exchanged. In the eventuality of the event having to be cancelled due to inclement weather full refunds will be provided.

Other Information:

Please note that it is essential to arrive on time.

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