Activities in Lakeland 


Caving is surreal. One minute you are walking through a Yorkshire field in the sun and the next you are plunged into a strange, subterranean world.

Isn’t caving scary? Well it's not for everyone, but most of the time you can stand up and you soon loose any fears in the excitement of experiencing the new world around you. If you're up for a greater challenge you can crawl and squeeze through small spaces, but this is totally optional. You never know, you might even come back for more.

We have a cave for most just about everyone. If you want a taste but don't want to be underground for ages, then Easy caving is for you. Each section is short and soon arrives back in daylight before continuing onto the next section. Sections you don't fancy can be walked around - a chance to explore without being too committed.

Your guide will take you on a longer more challenging experience in a more extensive cave system. This gives more variations, longer routes and even that ultimate squeeze challenge. Climb up or down between passages and possibly get to scramble down a waterfall. Great adrenaline rush with the added opportunity to see some amazing new sights.

You must have recently been caving with us before doing this one!
Once you abseil into the entrance, the only way out is to get to the other end, so this is not the place to decide you don’t feel happy underground! The session will begin with a practice abseil before heading to the cave area. 

From £38.50 for 2 hours 

*includes VAT
Per Person
All Equipment Included

minimum price is 4 persons, for private sessions

Great for 

Individual Challenge

Stag Groups

Family Groups

All Abilities 

Can be adapted to those with mobility difficulties



Good shoes 

Parking is free

Activity Details and Pricing 

Beginner Caving

A  great introduction to Caving, exploring the underground network of Thistle and Runscar Cave.

You will meet your instructor at Ingleton Village and drive to the entrance of the cave. 

Minimum age: 6 years 

Allow 3 hours, £46 per person 

Adventurous Caving

Been caving before or perhaps up for something a little more adventurous, Longchurn Cave is the one for you. This cave is subject to weather conditions, if water levels are high it may be swapped for an alternate cave adventure.

You will meet your instructor at Ingleton Village and drive to the entrance of the cave.  
Minimum age: 8 years 

Allow 4 hours, £68.50 per person

Abseil-in Caving

This session is for the more adventurous caver, Calf Holes cave includes an abseil into the entrance and the option of either an abseil down a cave waterfall or some scrambling. This cave is subject to weather conditions, if water levels are high it may be swapped for an alternate cave adventure. Minimum age: 14 years

allow 6 hours, £75 per person

Canyoning Coniston

For the confident adventurer that is looking for a similar activity to Caving, well Canyoning could be for you.  
Canyoning starts with an abseiling lesson to get you going and able to manage your own ropes and equipment, before its too noisy to explain. Only for adventurous older teenagers and adults. Everyone must be confident - there isn’t an easy way out
Minimum age 16 years 

allow 6 hours, £92.50 per person

Ghyll Scrambling Coniston

In some ways Ghyll Scrambling is very similar to Caving, it involves scrambling over rocky streams and navigating craggy features. 

If the weather is good why not consider Ghyll Scrambling rather than Caving and take in the stunning views of the Langdale Valley. 

allow 3 hours £51.60

Where are the Caving Venues? 

40 Minutes from Kendal 

55 Minutes from Ambleside

60 Minutes from Penrith

3 easy ways book activities 

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