Braving adventure caving

Andrew Ditton confronts his fears of confined spaces and heights by signing up for a session of adventure caving at the Wild Wookey experience in Somerset. Find out how his nerves cope with wriggling through narrow gaps and abseiling down sheer drops.

By Andrew Ditton | 27 Oct 2018

Mustering caving courage

I’m not keen on confined spaces and heights make me physically shake with fear... But they say the key to conquering fears is to confront them head-on – so how could I resist the opportunity to try adventure caving, an activity during which participants are encouraged to wriggle through narrow gaps and abseil down sheer drops.

What do you need?

  • All the specialist equipment is provided.
  • You need to bring decent pair of Wellington boots.
  • Bring suitable clothing to wear under the overalls.

The Wookey experience

Where to stay

Stay at the nearby Cheddar Club site, only a 20 minute drive from Wookey Hole.

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