Perfect for those looking for a fun and exciting challenge – and a chance to get thoroughly wet! – it’s no wonder Swildon’s is one of the top 10 caves in Britain.
Region: Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Trip Type: Adrenaline
Max Group Size: 14
Meet your guide at 09:00 am Bristol Temple Meads train station, BS1 6QF.
Start your morning with a wet and wild caving adventure in the famous Swildon’s Hole!
If you’re experiencing caving for the first time the small caves at Burrington Combe will get you hooked – no previous training is required! Walk, climb and scrabble along the famous natural underground passages and chambers admiring the beautiful formations created thousands of years ago.
Suitable for novices and experienced cavers alike, join the underground river as it winds its way through the cave and be amazed by the stunning rock formations, caverns, pools and waterfalls on this unforgettable subterranean adventure.
Emerge from below ground for a well-earned Somerset pub lunch and a chance to replenish those energy levels, before setting off in the afternoon for a scenic trek!
Enjoy visiting the famous caves of Mendip including the Rock of Ages, Aveline’s Hole, and Goatchurch Cavern before a final stop at Beacon Batch.
After your day of walking, climbing and scrabbling along the rocky crags of Mendip, take a rest at the summit of the highest hill in Mendip and admire the stunning views stretching across Somerset.
And, of course, no Somerset tour would be complete without a toast to the day with some cool and crisp local cider – all brewed in the Mendips and full of local personality and character!
End your day full of stories of the days’ heroism in time for the drop-off at 18:30 pm at Bristol Temple Meads train station, BS1 6QF.
Walk details: 8.2 km / 5.1 miles | Total ascent 288 m | approx. 2.5 hours
Terrain: An easy to moderate route, on woodland trails and heathland. Expect stony paths, uneven and soft terrain. Some slopes and portions of moderate climb.
You’ll need to bring: