Caving is often the most enjoyed activity at Low Mill, especially favoured by school groups for its educational benefits.
We are fortunate to be in a very good location to be able to choose between several different caves for our caving sessions. Each cave that we can use has a different nature from big and roomy, to tight and squeezy! This allows us to pick the appropriate style of cave for your group. Some of the caves that we use include Longchurn, Thistle and Runscar caves, Crackpot and Yordas. We can also visit local show caves with your group including White Scar Cave and Ingleborough Cave. These show caves are suitable for wheelchair and disabled access. Some disability groups also find caving trips into Yordas appropriate and enjoyable.
During a typical caving trip, your group will be guided through parts of the cave system by your Low Mill instructor, and will be taught about the geology of caves in the UK. They will also get the opportunity to explore parts of the cave for themselves, including 'wormholes' (tight squeezy bits).
Caving is a great activity for teaching groups a bit of geography and geology, as well as boosting confidence. Many of our participants are scared at the start of the caving trip, but smiling and laughing by the end and wanting more!
At Low Mill we can now also offer 'level 2' cave trips. These trips involve an element of vertical descent or ascent, such as a ladder climb or abseil in the cave or at the cave entrance.These cave trips add an extra element of excitement and commitment, and are suitable for groups that either have some caving experience already, or are really up for a challenge! For these trips we often use either the caves 'Valley Entrance' or 'Calf Holes'.