What we do

WetWellies Caving introduce the non-caving public to the wonderful underground environment in the safest, most educational and enjoyable way possible.

We also educate cavers wanting to improve their skills and run bespoke courses which can include vertical pitches, ladders and life-lining, introduction to abseiling, emergency scenario training, hauling and lowering heavy loads such as scuba cylinders  – and much more.

WetWellies nurture our clients and support them in their progression should they wish to continue visiting the caves they have enjoyed so much. WetWellies offer the highest quality coaching, education, instruction and leadership. 

Level 1  Introduction to Caving – Try Caving Experience

  • Half day (one cave) or Full day (2 caves)
  • Meet & Greet
  • Slideshow and talk covering: Cave formation & geology, conservation, cave life, subterranean code of conduct
  • Equipment/clothing selection and fitting
  • Safety briefing
  • Underground wild cave excursion/s tailored to the client/group
  • Basic cave navigation
  • Photography/video

Level 2   Intermediate caving experience day

  • Full Day
  • Suitable for cavers with previous experience (Level 1 with WetWellies as a minimum)
  • Meet & Greet
  • Clothing selection and fitting
  • Introduction to level 2 personal equipment including: Harnesses, cowstails  and karabiners
  • Level 2 coaching including ladder climbing techniques
  • Safety Briefing
  • Underground wild cave excursion/s tailored to the client/group at level 2 (includes at least one vertical pitch)
  • Photography/video

Level 2    Caver Progression Courses

Two or four Full Days – no previous experience required.

Courses tailored to suit the individual and groups.

  • Meet & Greet – trip planning workshop
  • Clothing selection and fitting
  • Introduction to level 2 equipment including:
  • Harnesses and cowstails
  • Ladders and climbing techniques
  • Caving ropes, care and maintenance
  • Caving knots & introduction to using hand-lines
  • Introduction to hardware i.e karabiners and
    abseiling devices
  • Pitch safety & traverse lines
  • Safety Brief
  • Coaching days in wild cave including at
    least one vertical pitch
  • Underground navigation and surveys
  •  ‘What if’ emergency scenarios

*Four day course incorporates all Level 1, 2 and extended training.