Hiking, Caving & Cheese : Cheddar Gorge Adventure


Cheddar Gorge - Cheddar

Fri, Jul 26 at 6:00 PM - Sun, Jul 28 at 8:00 PM, 2019

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If you are up for a physical challenge & seeking the thrill of adventure then join us at the Cheddar Gorge. Experience the excitement of ‘real’ caving deep inside the Mendip Hills, led by a British Caving Association trained Caving Leader, through a system of ‘wild’ caves beyond the well-lit caverns of Gough’s cave. Cheddar Gorge is an England’s version of the Grand Canyon (of course to scale!), and the enchanting, twisting cleft in the Mendip Hills demands exploration. It was voted Britain’s second greatest natural wonder in a Radio Times poll. More details: https://www.katsadventures.com/events/cheese-hiking-and-caving-cheddar-gorge-adventure Included: two nights accommodation in a hostel in YHA Cheddar, breakfasts and packed lunches, caving on Saturday, Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company visit, a Cheddar Gorge hike. Excluded: transport to Cheddar and dinners, optional wookey hole. Sleepy Bird: £169 applies if paid in full by end of May Lazy Bird: £189 applies if paid in full from June Caving: This is an introduction to the sport of Caving, suitable for both sexes of reasonable fitness. The minimum age is 11 years, the minimum height is 4’8” (142cm) and the maximum waist size is 40” (101.6cm). Your journey begins at the ‘Black Cat’, a quarter of a mile inside one of Europe’s finest show caves. Then an easy climb to the Mushroom Chamber, crawl into Sand Chamber, lifeline down a 40ft steel ladder into Boulder Chamber, climb up to the Far Rift, emerge through April fool’s squeeze, clip into a wire traverse, crawl across the top of Boulder Chamber and then over the ‘Bottomless Pit’, before returning through Sand Chamber, to the tourist show cave again. Food: Please note that while we can cater for vegetarians we are unable to cater for any complicated diets, so if your requirements are unusual or if you have severe allergies you will need to make sure you bring your own food. Plan of the trip: Friday, 19:00-21:27-train from London Paddington to Weston Super Mare (not included) 10pm meeting in the hostel. Transport to the Youth Hostel from Weston Super mare station is not included. Saturday, 08:30 am cooked breakfast 9:30 - 10 am getting to the caves 10am - 12:30 caving (included) 12:30 - 13:00 transfer to Wookey Hole 13:00 - 15:00 Wookey Hole tour (not included) 20:00 Dinner (not included) Sunday, 08:30- cooked breakfast (included). You will then be able to get your packed lunch ready for the day. You will have to be checked out of the hostel by the time you leave for the hike, but you will be able to leave your bags in storage room. 10:30 - 12:30 hiking (national trust trail) (included) This is a moderate 4-5 mile (6-7 km) route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and some steep climbs. Spectacular views and a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife, you’ll get the chance to spot on this exhilarating circular walk. 13:00-visit The Cheddar Cheese Company (included) 17:01-19:27- train from Weston Super Mare to London Paddington (not included) Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com