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Adjacent to Swaledale is the country's prime area for caving; the Yorkshire Dales. Our active group of SOC cavers regularly venture west to explore underground, with trips happening most weeks. Local visits are also made to the caves and mines of Swaledale. All levels of trips are undertaken from easy / beginners to some of the most challenging caves in the country. We also make weekend visits to other parts of the UK and occasional longer trips abroad.

We are a friendly and welcoming group who enjoy supporting new members. Those starting out with caving are introduced to new aspects of the sport as their experience grows. This is backed up by indoor wall sessions where the vertical techniques of ladder and lifeline, single rope techniques (SRT) and rescue practices can be learnt.

Caving in Swaledale