LISTS OF 2015 DATES & FEES OF PUBLIC "OPEN" 
EVENTS ESPECIALLY FOR INDIVIDUALS...


Rock Lea's staff have been running safe, fun packed outdoor activities 
for individuals from our base in the Peak Park most weekends 
for no less than 28 years now. 

Please scroll down this page ( or click on quicklinks below ) for lists of all the dates & fees 
for our public "open" events running in the Peak District National Park. These include our 
popular activity weekends, 1-day experiences & midweek events.  Many people come on 
their own or bring along a friend or partner.  All these fixtures are "open" to individuals, 
couples & small groups aged over 16.  

No special equipment nor special level of fitness is needed. More dates may be added 
once the dates we've listed below are full, so please bookmark the page for updates.




Peak Activities Ltd offers excellent value, high quality weekends open to the public in the Peak District all year round..International Footballer & BBC Personality Mr Ian Wright filming a caving programme here at Rock Lea in the Peak District with Caroline and her team of expert instructors.
 Ian Wright filming caving with our manager Caroline for his Saturday night BBC TV programme "I'll Do Anything".
  



All of our beginners open events listed here are ideal for complete first-timers.  
We will supply everything you need - wellingtons, caver suits, hard hats, miners' lamps, harnesses 
and of course first class friendly and very expert caving instructors !    Expect to make new 
friends when you join a lively crowd of between 6 and 16 people on each of these social, 
action-filled events.  If you want to come here on your own that's problem at all !  You'll soon 
be one of a lively group and there are lots of different outdoor activities packages on offer : -


NOVICES'  EVENTS : 

Dates & prices Easy CAVING WEEKENDS for Complete Beginners in the Peak Park.  
Dates of our popular 1, 2 & 4-day mid-week Easy Caving Breaks. 

Dates & prices of our highly acclaimed Beginners' Multi-Activity Weekends & Days in Derbyshire. 
Beginners Abseiling & Rock Climbing Weekends & Days     
  Beginners Abseiling for just a morning session.

FOLLOW UP EVENTS:

NEW !  SPELEO 2 Follow Up Caving & Potholing Weekend & Midweek Events
SPELEO 3 : PRACTICAL POTHOLING SAFETY & SKILLS - AN INTENSIVE WEEKEND COURSE.
 Harder Caving Days & Potholing Weekends !   Advanced Extreme Potholing & Caving. 
Intermediates & Enthusiasts Rock Climbing Weekends and other Events.  

Guiding for Families with children - hire an instructor for a day or more just for your own little group. sp

Choose from beginners caving, novices rock climbing, adults multisports,  follow up weekends & days 
plus many more such as family days & family weekends.  Follow-up open events for adults who want to
extend their skills and come back for more thrills include intermediate rock climbing  & follow-up potholing 
events for enthusiasts. Our popular centre in the accessible Peak District National Park is easy to reach. 
All the different fixtures listed on this page include insurance cover, all hire of instructional kit,  personal 
tuition from our team of friendly, experienced & nationally qualified instructors,  minibus transportation 
during the day & the use of our base in Hathersage.

Fees include all tuition, ppe equipment hire, £5 million insurance cover & daytime minibus transport.

.....There's a wide choice of different accommodation available close by. Clients usually stay on local camp sites, 
     in local inns, hostels, farmhouses, B&B 's or in 4 & 5 star hotels.  Click here for information about the different 
     accommodation options available and great places to eat in and around Hathersage & the lovely Hope Valley.
     Please note that accommodation & meals costs are NOT included in our tuition fees for the open events below... 
...
orts activities on offer..
            Please call us on 01433-650345 to book          




 

NOVICES' CAVING WEEKENDS, MIDWEEK DAYS
& 2-DAY MIDWEEK BREAKS IN THE PEAK PARK 2015

IDEAL FOR COMPLETE FIRST TIMERS & BEGINNERS...

AS FEATURED IN SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL MAGAZINE, NATIONAL TRAVEL PRESS & ON BBC and ITV Television

Book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or online with PAYPAL.

A group of cavers about to enter England's deepest pothole with qualified caving instructors from Rock Lea Caving Centre in Hathersage.  These cavers happen to Dutch firefighters - men and women from the Baarle Nassau Frigwillige Brandweer.

OUR POPULAR CAVING EVENTS IN DERBYSHIRE HAVE BEEN HIGHLY ACCLAIMED MANY TIMES
IN MEDIA SUCH AS THE
SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL MAGAZINE & ON BBC and ITV Television


One of our Tried & Trusted "Friendly Face" Series of Weekends for individual first timers & novices.

Our safe & enjoyable beginners CAVING WEEKENDS, EASY CAVING DAYS and MIDWEEK CAVING MINIBREAKS are designed to be easy, fun, social experiences with a difference for people aged 16+ who have not been out caving before. However, being run by our very enthusiastic & experienced staff they may also of great interest to people who have caved before who are not totally confident to go off caving alone and who want to do some challenging trips and explore interesting caves in Derbyshire under the aegis of our safe, friendly fully qualified caving instructors. These top quality events have been featured in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and several times on BBC television.

Choose from the wide range of dates all year round listed below.

No special fitness or gear is needed to enjoy our beginners open caving events. We provide special waterproof caving suits and hard hats, harnesses & lamps, and also supply a colourful array of welly boots ! There are no hidden costs.

If you are aged between 18 and 80 you'll be welcome to join our open "Friendly Face" Caving Experiences. We can also arrange for accompanied under 16's to join these events if they are with a participating adult over 21.

Come for a single day or a whole weekend - we also offer single days and two-day minibreaks midweek sometimes ( see list of dates below). Now and again we also run 4-day events which are mini caving holidays ! Expect to join a lively bunch of people with a jolly house-party atmosphere. Just bring along some old clothes and a sense of humour ! You may be surprised at what you can achieve in just a short time.

If you book a weekend or a two day break you'll socialise and explore three or four different cave systems over two action filled days under the ground with our very safe and experienced caving & potholing instructors.

Please note the fee includes all equipment hire, the services of our experienced cave leaders, cave entrance fees, and transport by our minibus/es from our base in Hathersage up to the local cave sites. The fees also include £5 million
Public and Third Party Insurance Cover specifically for caving and potholing activities. Our fees do not include local accommodation and food. We usually help people find accommodation nearby in local youth hostels, inns, hotels and guest houses. Our customers often take advantage of the special discounted rates we have negotiated with tried and proved hotels and inns. The Millstone Inn and the Kenwood Hall are popular bases for our caving customers, for example, but you can camp in Hathersage too for just a few pounds per night if your budget is tight. Normally we take lunch in a cafe or an inn near to the caves we're visiting, so you'll need some cash with you during the day. That's all !

Caving sessions usually meet up each day at our base Rock Lea at 9-15 am and end around 4-40 pm on the Saturday and around 2-30 to 4-00 pm on Sunday, the second day. One of the advantages of our base is that you can your valuables safe under lock and key and leave your car here whilst we minibus you up to the lonely, remote caving sites.

If you want a shower at Rock Lea after your session - just arrange to use one of our shower rooms. We can provide towels. Group sizes on easy caving events vary from as few as 2 to as many as 12 people. Staff : pupil ratio is typically 1:7 or better.

Please call 01433-650345 if you have any queries or to book. Dates are all listed below : -

BEGINNERS EASY CAVING EVENTS : WEEKEND & MIDWEEK DATES & PRICES 2015

KEY : = "Friendly Face Event " Ideal for singles, couples, etc.

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st MAY 2015

Caving Weekend tuition fee now reduced to £189 each....or book 4 places for the price of 3 !

We may also be able to offer single days over this weekend for prices from £129 per day.

 

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st JUNE 2015

Caving Weekend tuition fee now reduced to £189 each....or book 4 places for the price of 3 !

We may also be able to offer single days over this weekend for prices from £129 per day.

 

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th JULY 2015

Caving Weekend tuition fee £199 each....or book 5 places for the price of 4 !

We may also be able to offer single days over this weekend for prices from £129 per day.

 

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th SEPTEMBER 2015

Caving Weekend tuition fee now reduced to £189 each....or book 4 places for the price of 3 !

We may also be able to offer single days over this weekend for prices from £129 per day.

 

All of the beginners caving event dates above are suitable for complete first timers as well as enthusiastic beginners. You're welcome whether you come alone or if you bring along your partner or friends. No prior experience, no special fitness and no special equipment is needed. We will provide you with wellington boots, caving helmets, mining cap lights, safety belts, caving suits, and our minibuses will transport you from our base to the cave/s you are visiting locally. All our staff are very experienced and are approved by the AALA.

Join a jolly, sociable group of adventurous, fun-loving folks keen to enjoy some safe caving together. Book over the phone using your VISA, MasterCard, Maestro or Solo card. We also accept American Express Cards now and PAYPAL payments too.

KEY : = "Friendly Face Event " Ideal for singles, couples, etc.

 

EASY CAVING WEEKEND & DAYS  
DATES & PRICES - 2015 SEASON  


CALL 01433-650345 to book now.          
Our beginners caving weekends have been very highly acclaimed on TV, in "The Independent" & in the "Sunday Times" ( click for details) and reviewed favourably on Linked-in, etc. All events listed on this blue panel are suitable for complete beginners as well as novices. We may add extra dates to the 2015 programme if there is demand, so do please check for changes / additional opportunities.
Click here for our CAVING WEEKEND POSTER
click link for a .pdf poster which you can e-mail around your friends.... You can book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, PAYPAL, etc. Please call 01433-650345 to book your places. Return to top of this page


PRIVATE TUITION & PRIVATE LESSONS : CHOOSE THE DATES THAT SUIT YOU BEST !

If you want PRIVATE CAVING OR POTHOLING INSTRUCTION  for an individual or a small party rather than joining a public, 
open event, then our separate private tuition & cave guiding service for complete novices & beginners is also available for 
most midweek dates & weekends.  We usually operate this service inDerbyshire using caves we know very well indeed.
Guiding is staff intensive and is therefore more expensive than joining an open fixture. People wanting to arrange private group
instruction ( e.g. hen groups and stag parties) should please ring 01433-650345 and ask for details of group discounts & offers.

For lots more information on our caving events in Derbyshire's Peak District, 
please click to see www.iain.co.uk/caving.htm or look at www.iain.co.uk/cave.htm

  
     

YOUR  NEXT SAFE STEPS WITH US UNDERGROUND...

Once you have been caving a few times as a beginner you may wish to try something a 
little more daring and challenging with us, such as our open potholing courses involving the 
use of special caving electron ladders ( see above image ) and lifelines and SRT techniques 
such as abseiling and jumaring in and out of potholes with steep drops and waterfalls, etc.
We also run mines exploration experiences - which are led by our most experienced
underground leaders, including Steve Pope who used to be one of HM's Mines Inspectors.

Click here for details of our various open follow up events for individual caving enthusiasts...



CLICK HERE FOR OUR LATEST PRODUCTS / OFFERS / NEWSLETTER
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    SCROLL DOWN FOR DATES & PRICES FOR INDIVIDUALS / COUPLES...

 Beginners' Rock Climbing & Abseiling Weekends & Days in Derbyshire's Peak District :  -                 

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One of our popular, tried & trusted
FRIENDLY FACE WEEKENDS

perfect for
first timers
& novices...

 

Open courses for novices are ideal events for
both individuals
and for couples...

 

and

NICE & EASY !

 

ABSEILING & ROCK CLIMBING
FOR TOTAL NOVICES
& COMPLETE BEGINNERS

EASY ROCK CLIMBING & ABSEILING WEEKENDS & DAYS

 

 

Ideal for first timers
& beginners,
based in the
UK's beautiful
& accessible
Peak National Park...

 

 

 A fun filled weekend with loads of
great rock climbs & abseiling on
the Saturday plus a second day full
of rock climbing & a pleasant mountain walk back down from the local crags on
the Sunday.

Age limit 16+

 

Ideal for complete beginners !!!

Starts 8-55 am on Saturday at Rock Lea and adjourns at around 4-30 pm.  
Session starts 9-30 am on Sundays & finishes on Sunday c. 4-00 pm

Book Saturday for abseiling in the morning & climbing in the afternoon

All activities are fully insured and led by our highly qualified and experienced rock climbing & mountaineering instructors.
As seen on BBC & ITV television ............................................................ 2015 Easy Rock & Abseiling Weekends & Days : Dates .............................................................
  Sat 30th & Sun 31st MAY 2015 - £199 / weekend

  Sat 20th & Sun 21st JUNE - £199 / weekend
       It may be possible to book a single day ( Sat or Sun ) for just £129 each.

  Sat 11th & Sun 12th JULY- £189 / weekend
       It may be possible to book a single day ( Sat or Sun ) for just £129 each.

 Sat 13th SEPTEMBER  - £129 / day / each
        or Sunday 21st £99 each ( or book both days for only £189 ) / great value weekend


 Sat Oct 25th. £119    Sunday 26th £129 each ( book both days for only £199 ) 
 Sat Nov. 8th - £139   Sunday 9th £129 each ( both days for only £199 ) 
 Sat Dec. 12th - £99    Sunday 13th £99 each ( both days for only £169 ) 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees include all necessary tuition with a minimum 1:6 staff pupil staffing ratio, all equipment hire, including hard safety helmets, harnesses, etc.
Fee also include minibus transport to the crags,
& £5 million
insurance cover.


Accommodation & food
aren't included in our fee.


You can book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Paypal, etc.
Call 01433-650345. THIS PAGE LISTS DATES & PRICES OF OUR OPEN ( PUBLIC ) COURSES BUT WE ALSO OFFER PRIVATE INSTRUCTION & EXCLUSIVE GUIDING For 1:1 tuition & small group private guiding on the dates of your choice or if you have a specific programme you'd like to run for, say, your stag group or hen party please click to see more details from www.iain.co.uk/guiding.htm Return to top of this page



 LOW COST ABSEILING EXPERIENCE

ABSEILING MORNINGS

Book 3 hrs abseiling on a Saturday or Sunbday morning from as little as only £99 each.

By popular demand we've put together a safe, fun-packed morning of abseiling, abseiling & abseiling !

We start this abseiling experience at our base Rock Lea in the centre of Hathersage at 8-50 am on Saturdays and at 9-30 on Sundays.

People wishing to do challenges for individual charity fund raising purposes will find the Saturday options are ideal and are very cost-effective.

 

Call to check available dates.... 01433-650345

 

 

 

 

Viaduct Abseil Experience

 

EASY ABSEILING SESSIONS...


Call us on 01433-650345 to check availability of dates.


These sessions are "open" events which are open to any individuals aged 18+ . We can make special arrangements for older teenagers if they are accompanied by adults or with written parental consent. If you have a group of people call us and see if we can set up other dates for you too.

Call 01433-650345 to book or if you~have any queries about these popular high quality events for small groups of individuals which have been featured on TV several times and also acclaimed in media such as the Sunday Times and Telegraph Travel & Leisure Magazines.

 

  
You can book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Paypal, etc.
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OTHER OPEN COURSES & EVENTS... FOLLOW UP & INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING EVENTS CLICK HERE FOR OUR LATEST PRODUCTS / OFFERS / NEWSLETTER

  

    

      

    

    
Damion Johnson from the BBC had a great time filming for BBC2 on one of our exciting multisports wekends......ROCK CLIMBING & ABSEILING Adventure Weekends with Peak Activities Ltd in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire......BBC Presenter Damion Johnson Abseiling with Peak Activities Ltd's instruction team in te heart of the Peak National Park..

    
Photograph : BBC Television's Rugby, Sports & News Presenter Damian Johnson mountain biking & abseiling during BBC2's "Breakout" programme. This programme featured our popular "open" multisports weekends for adults. Up coming events are listed below :-
  
     = "Friendly Face Multi-Activity Weekends - ideal for individuals"
  


 MULTISPORTS & MULTI-ACTIVITY WEEKEND & MIDWEEK EXPERIENCES :
  Peak Activities'  fun-packed Multi-Adventure Weekends & Days for individual adults 
  in the Peak District National Park are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year and 
  we hope you'll join us and see why they've always been so much fun & so successful :  -
You can book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Paypal.

                  Call 01433-650345.
WINDSURFING...BBC Presenter Damion Johnson CANOEING

Pictured above : BBC's Damion Johnson canoeing with Peak Activities on the 
BBC Breakout Lifestyle & Leisure Programme which reviewed our popular 
multisports outdoor adventure holidays listed below : -


" BREAKAWAY "
OUR ACTION PACKED
MULTISPORTS WEEKEND

IDEAL FOR MEETING OTHER INDIVIDUALS WITH A SENSE OF ADVENTURE.

AS FEATURED
ON BBC & ITV TELEVISION
!

 

 Highly acclaimed on BBC1 BBC2 and ITV
and reviewed in the Guardian,
Sunday Times & Telegraph

DATES & CURRENT PRICES
ARE LISTED BELOW : -

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEGINNERS MULTISPORTS WEEKENDS & 2-DAY MIDWEEK SHORT BREAKS Your action packed weekend starts at 9 am on Saturday and winds up around 4 pm on the Sunday.

 

Join one of our popular action-filled,
social multisports events and you'll
enjoy four very different safe half-day
outdoor activities in a very
active action-filled weekend !

Our multisports weekends
include sessions of :-

Abseiling,
Orienteering
easy Caving / Potholing
&
Rock Climbing


all set near our base in the heart of Hathersage in the Peak National Park.

 

All our sessions are designed for first-timers and are led by friendly, experienced and qualified instructors. These events are great fun for beginners
and enthusiasts too ! A great way to enjoy being outdoors and a good way to meet new like-minded people too.


Come on your own or with
your friends, family or partner.
Ideal for singles !


No special gear or fitness &
no prior experience is needed to
join one of these tried and trusted
and very popular open
courses for complete beginners !

Suitable for ages 16+

 

 

Expect a lively bunch
of varied people and
friendly safe instruction.

Highly acclaimed on BBC & ITV & by the Sunday Times... WEEKEND FACTSHEET Book now and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, or online using PAYPAL. Call 01433-650345.


Open Multisports Weekends at ROCK LEA 2015


30th & 31st MAY 2015
Price £169 each

20th & 21st JUNE 2015
Price £179 each

11th & 12th JULY 2015
Price £189 each

12th & 13th SEPTEMBER 2015
Price £169 each

 

 

 

 

More dates may be added in due course,
so please watch this space or call us.



Please call 01433-650345 to book.
Click here for more information.


NEW FOR THIS SEASON !

If a whole weekend is too long for you, ask if it is possible to book a single day of abseiling and rock climbing or a session of caving and orienteering on a Saturday or a Sunday ...from just £99 per person. This facility may not always be available if all places are full.

 

 

 

Our Friendly FaceTM
Peak Nordic Walking Weekends
are a great fun way for you to meet & make lots of new friends & have fun whilst out & about exploring & enjoying the lovely scenic landscapes in
Derbyshire's
Peak National Park
.

These are top quality events designed for



        
      

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

   
Take a walk on the wild side ! FUN SOCIAL WEEKENDS walks with friendly guides in the Peak Park
For details of walks in and around Hathersage please click on the photos.
JOIN OUR FUN FILLED SOCIAL WALKING WEEKENDS IN THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK Click on the image above... Peak Activities Ltd's outdoor weekends for individuals have been featured in the Sunday Times Travel magazine and in various Sunday Times Travel Section articles.

Your tuition fee buys
the services of an
expert local guide,
minibus taxi rides,
£5 million insurance cover
plus teas & coffees, etc.

Minibus support using our fleet of vehicles enables your party to make the most of your time and energy ! Age limit : 18+ yrs.

These are social events for anyone 
aged from 18 to 65 who fancies joining 
a jolly social group of people for a fun
social weekend of walking in & around
the Hope Valley in the lovely, easily 
accessible Peak District National Park.

 

If, like us, you feel that life's not a rehearsal and you'd like to get out more, enjoy life and meet up with more like-minded people in a nice relaxed atmosphere, then our "Friendly Face" Walking Weekends may be just for you !

 

These quality friendly face weekends enable people to broaden their horizons and explore some of the more remote parts of the Peak District - such as the lovely trackless & remote moorlands and craggy "edges" of Kinder Scout
and Bleaklow.

All these events start at 9-30 am on Saturdays and they end c. 3-00 pm each day. The pace will be easy and there will be ample opportunities for taking photographs and chatting with your new friends. We'll be stopping at local inns for relaxing lunches & a lemonade !

 

Walking Weekends in the Peak District National Park




 

Please call 01433-650345
for more details or to book.

 

Why not bring along a friend ?
You can book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, etc. The Peak District National Park Boundary on A652 heading towards Hathersage. ...Hathersage village with Higger Tor in background. Images of Hathersage FOLLOW UP CAVING EVENTS IN DERBYSHIRE'S PEAK DISTRICT Below are details of our mid-week caving days, caving weekends, midweek breaks designed to be "follow up" events for people who have done some caving with us already... The Speleo 2 series of events is not suitable for complete first timers, but if you've done some serious caving already, ( such as one of our beginners events ) you'll be fine. If in any doubt please call us on 01433-650345 before making your booking.

 

Speleo 2

2013 Season

Speleo 2 is our unique "follow up" cave & potholing experiences for caving enthusiasts. This range of events includes midweek days & weekend events designed & run by our keen caving enthusiasts !

"FANTASTIC VALUE" - The Sunday Times

 

 

CAVING & POTHOLING DAYS, WEEKENDS & MIDWEEK BREAKS ideal for Novice Cavers & those with some prior experiences of caving.



These events based in the Peak District are tried and tested and are the perfect follow up for people who have already enjoyed caving with us before or who have done some caving & potholing elsewhere.

These fun follow up events are a great introduction to the vertical world of potholing which requires the safe use of abseiling ropes, electron caving ladders, lifelines and other technical aids to moving quickly and safely on tougher sections of cave deep underground. They also effectively introduce our guests to moving safely through some tighter passages and crawls than we would normally take complete first timers into !

Very unfit people may struggle climbing the ladders but we doubt anybody who is keen to come will be
a couch potato ! This is an event that's designed by
really keen cavers working at Rock Lea for those of
our customers who really want to get to grips with some more advanced caving experiences and skills.

 

 

 


A group of cavers being briefed before a trip down England's deepest cave on a novices' caving weekend based at Rock Lea Activity Centre. Call 01433-650345 for more information.

NOVICES CAVING EVENTS :

SPELEO 2 :
SINGLE DAYS OUT IN THE MID WEEK...

Single days in the midweek offer clients a low cost exciting experience for people who can't always get away for our SPELEO 2 weekend caving experiences.
( Our weekend experiences are described in the section below )

Midweek events start at 10-00 am at Rock Lea & end at
c. 4-00 pm. Hot showers and changing facilities are available for our guests...better than shivering changing behind some van in the middle of nowhere !

We will provide everything you need in terms of caving suits, wellies, hard hats, and lights and harnesses. If you
have brought along items of your own kit you are OK to use it - subject to our staff checking that it is safe and suitable.

 

NOVICES CAVING EVENTS :

SPELEO 2 :


FOLLOW UP WEEKENDS -

SMALL & FRIENDLY GROUP SIZE :

LOW RATIO INSTRUCTION SESSIONS
& SHORT MIDWEEK BREAKS

These 2-day Mid Week Breaks Weekends offer clients a low cost exciting opportunity to explore new caves and develop more skills and technical experience in tighter caves and caverns with vertical pitches which need to be climbed using caving ladders. SPELEO 2 Weekends are suitable for novices but may not be suitabnle for complete first time beginners.

We reserve the right to cancel/postpone events and refund in full if there are less than 3 people booked
onto any specific day. Discounts are possible for
group bookings and NUS card holders. Call us too
if you have a party (e.g. a stag group or works social ) and want to arrange additional dates. We prefer to run stag &
hen party trips separate from the other trips we run for groups from the public.

Please phone 01433-650345 to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPELEO 2

FOLLOW UP CAVING EVENTS

 

Dates & Fees for this are listed below :-

Key : = FRIENDLY FACE "SPELEO 2" WEEKEND

 Sat 30th & Sun 31st MAY 2015  - £249 each / weekend 
       or book 5 places for the price of 4.

 Sat 20th & Sun 21st JUNE 2015  - £249 each / weekend 
       or book 5 places for the price of 4.

 Sat 12th & Sun 13th SEPTEMBERt  2015  - £189 each / weekend 
       or book 4 places for the price of 3.

Please call to book in a private function on a different day
or to arrange private guiding and training sessions.

 

 

Phone 01433-650345
today to book
.

 

 

 

Additional midweek and weekend
dates may be available for private groups
such as stag parties or hen groups
wanting to book a day of caving.

 

 


Tony Kendall ( right ) has been taking groups underground for us for over 30 years and he has a wealth of experience caving in the UK and in Europe.

When he's not underground Tony is a senior Finance Manager at De Montfort University.


Tony has served as a committee member of the NCA - the national governing body for caving & potholing in the UK. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Tony is one of our most experienced caving & potholing experts and has taught thousands of people to enjoy caving & potholing working with us over the past 30 years.

 

(click for copy of Sunday Times article about caving with us


You can book and pay over the phone using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, etc.
SPELEO 3 : PRACTICAL POTHOLING SAFETY & SKILLS WEEKEND COURSE...  Starts 9-30 am on Saturday at Rock Lea. Ends on Sunday at around 5-00 pm At least 10% of the proceeds from this safety course will be donated to the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation.   THESE ARE EASY GOING FOLLOW UP WEEKENDS OFFERING NOVICES & INTERMEDIATE CAVING FOR ENTHUSIASTS WHO WISH TO BUILD ON THEIR PRIOR EXPERIENCES AND FOR KEENER ENTHUSIASTS ALIKE Click for a caving poster you can e-mail to your friends.


This fun weekend is designed to teach participants the basics of RIGGING and BELAYING and other essential skills such as route finding needed to go on & start potholing more safely under your own steam.

It is not a classroom based course
- we feel you will learn much more discussing real situations & rigging
& route finding issues underground.

 

Speleo 3 is a two day training event run by members of our senior staff. It comprises practical training in small groups visiting two or three potholes in the Casteton region. They are designed for people who have caved before who are keen to take up the sport of caving and potholing at club level - or who may wish to become instructors in due course. These experiences offer some slightly harder trips involving abseiling & climbing on slender electron caving ladders and are a suitable for folks who have attended our first timers courses or our SPELEO 2 courses or who have caved before extensively elsewhere. It is definitely NOT suitable for novices.

          
SPELEO 3 : 2015
SEPTEMBER 12th & 13th 2015

£259 each.  Places limited
            
Discounts and additional dates, including midweek trips may be available for bookings of 4+ people. Call 01433-650345 for more information or to book. Scroll down to see details of our extreme Caving Days and Potholing MasterClass Days - which are extreme potholing experiences !

We are willing to take 16 and 17 yrs old on Speleo 3 trips if
they are keen to learn how to pothole safely. Phone to discuss.

On each trip all our participants need to be fairly fit.

 Starts 9-30 am on Saturday at Rock Lea.
Ends on Sunday at around 5-00 pm

TO BOOK PLEASE CALL 01433-650345

You can book and pay over the phone using
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, etc.


        

Our famous "Round Trip Day"

AN EXTREME POTHOLING
MASTERCLASS ALL DAY TRIP.

EXPLORING ALL DAY
INTO THE FARTHEST DEPTHS
OF ENGLAND'S DEEPEST CAVE

Led by expert AALA Licensed potholing instructors & guides.

Dear Iain,

I've been bungee jumping in New Zealand and
heli skiing in the Alps and free diving with Great White Sharks but without any doubt at all the Giants Round Trip with Tony was the most thrilling and most challenging thing I have ever done in my life ! I felt safe all the time whilst being gripped by the extremity of the locations.
It was a fabulous extreme adventure experience.

I can't wait to do this trip again with some of my friends"

Glenn R. - MD of an electronics company

See what reporters from the Sunday Times and Telegraph Travel Magazines have had to say about our extreme caving trips...just click the photo below.

 

Abseiling down a waterfall on an advanced caving and potholing trip.

 

 

 

EXTREME
POTHOLING
& CAVING
& POTHOLING
DAY OUT

Click here for our
potholing & caving
poster which
you can print
or e-mail to
your friends.


"THE GIANTS' ROUND TRIP"
Only for the brave !

Vertical Caving is called Potholing !
This is an extreme potholing experience.


This unique potholing experience with Peak Activities is recognised nationally as one of the toughest 1-day caving and potholing trips on offer to the general public here in Derbyshire and anywhere else in Great Britain. Come on your own and join a small party of fellow cavers- or perhaps come with your friends and share the adventure caving experience of a lifetime !

This caving experience involves abseiling & climbing back up vertical ladder climbs in a small intimate group. You'll be using slender flexible electron caving ladders to negotiate big waterfalls and steep rock pitches. Expect some long tightish muddy crawls too !

You'll be working in a small intimate group with a very experienced professional caving leader looking after you every step of the way. The price reflects the very exclusive nature of these unique small group caving experiences.

"SAFE & EXCITING"

You really need to be
quite fit for this event and
you MUST have caved before.

Group size and tutor : student ratio
strictly limited. Staff ratio = 1: 4 max.


2015

Please call 01433-650345 for dates

 

Giants Round Trip Masterclass Days :

 

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You can pay over the phone using
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, etc.


Please call to see if we are adding other dates.

Tel. 01433-650345

 

For more information on this
& other caving events see also
www.iain.co.uk/caving.htm
www.iain.co.uk/cave.htm

People using this service may also
wish to consider using our guiding services
for advanced mid-week adventure trips.
See http://www.iain.co.uk/guiding.htm


WHAT TO BRING ALONG :

We can provide waterproof suits, wellies,
hard safety hats, safety cap lamps, reserve
lighting, harnesses etc. for no extra costs.
However, you may wish to use your own gear.
Our staff will just want to check it first to be
on the safe side.

This is a long, taxing trip, so therefore
warm furry fleeces are essential !
Gloves and knee pads are very useful.
Wet suits & wet socks and taking along
snacks & high energy foods are advisable.
This is the only trip where we eat underground.
It is such a long and strenuous trip you'll be
pleased to stop for a rest and something to eat.
Bring along lots of extra Mars Bars !

 

Please note that if underground water levels
are unusually higher than usual it may be
necessary to adjust the routes we use
underground for safety. We will try to include
the promised "Round Trip" but reserve the right
to avoid unecessary risks on the day. These are
fairly extreme trips and are NOT suitable for the
faint hearted and are not really suitable for first
timers or novice cavers with limited fitness or
skills.

Call us on 01433-650345 to discuss if you
will be up to the challenge. Ideal for anyone who
has completed our intermediate caving weekends
successfully and wants to try the next step....

PLEASE CALL 01433-650345 for 2012 DATES

Starts 9-30 am on Saturday morning at Rock Lea. 
ends at around 5-00 pm on Saturday but it may
feel like Monday !!!!

Please just phone 01433-650345 to make your booking


SAFE, HIGH QUALITY
FOLLOW UP
ROCK CLIMBING
WEEKENDS IN THE
PEAK DISTRICT...


Enjoy a weekend fiilled with expert
personalised rock climbing tuition
in the Peak District National Park

INTERMEDIATE
ROCK CLIMBING
WEEKEND.

Fact sheet

RELAXING FOLLOW-UP ROCK CLIMBING WEEKENDS IN THE PEAK PARK. 

Join a sociable group of fellow rock climbing
enthusiasts for a relaxing weekend with a mix of easy and intermediate grade climbs - all under the safe supervision of our NGB (BMC) qualified mountaineering & rock climbing instructors.

This is one of our follow-up events and it is not suitable for total beginners. This event starts 8-55 am on Saturday at Rock Lea. Ends Sunday at around 4-00 pm


This climbing weekend will suit people who have climbed indoors
on walls but who have not done much on real outdoor rock.

Minimum Age 16 yrs.

Please book these weekends soon if you can.
Places on each event are strictly limited.

PLEASE CALL 01433-650345 for 2015 DATES


www.iain.co.uk/leadclimb.htm Please call us on 01433-650345 to book.
 
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HOT DEALS FOR STAG & HEN GROUPS VISITING
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GOING DEEP ! Safe & friendly Novices' Caving Weekends in the Peak District's underworld...

  
Caving instruction for all ages with Peak Activities Ltd. Tel 01433-650345.

  
GOING DEEP : OUR POPULAR BEGINNERS CAVING WEEKEND EXPLORING DEEP BELOW THE HILLS OF DERBYSHIRE THAT'S BEEN HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BY THE UK's TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR...

  
A group of caving beginners being briefed before a trip down England's deepest cave on a novices' caving weekend based at Rock Lea Activity Centre. Call 01433-650345 for more information.

  
A group of first timers has been kitted out with wellies, caving suits and helmets and lamps are now being briefed on their route underground by two of Rock Lea's expert caving tutors. Above : Dr. Andy McLean is going over the route into England's deepest cave system, Giant's Hole, very close to our centre in the charming village of Hathersage.

  

    

      
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Our tried and truested caving & potholing weekend package was highly acclaimed 
in Steve Bleach's half-page editorial on our caving events in the Sunday Times' 
Travel Magazine on 16th Feb. and was featured exclusively again in a two page 
spread in the Sunday Times' prestigious  COLOUR TRAVEL MAGAZINE in July 2004. 
Steve was voted the "UK TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR" by his peers so we 
value his warm praise and his enthusiastic accolades.


 "FANTASTIC VALUE "

        

          
          
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A group of scouts caving in one of England's deepest cave systems. Call 01433-650345 for bookings.CAVING in Derbyshire



Rock Lea's  beginners caving weekend is an open 2-day event designed especially 
for any novice INDIVIDUAL, FRIENDS & COUPLES who care to book.  It runs once 
a month - usually on the second Saturday & Sunday of the month.  Anyone over 
18 yrs is most welcome to come along and join these friendly weekends.  
By special arrangement we will sometime allow 16 and 17 year old to come on 
these open events if accompanied by one or more of their parents.

See dates & prices in table above.

Expect to become part of a fun-filled social underground weekend for absolute 
novices and beginners under the friendly aegis of our friendly, expert  team of 
tutors and qualified caving  instructors.

Caving with our DCA qualified caving instructors - part of the Rock Lea Activity Centre's outdoor instruction team.....POTHOLING with Peak Activities in Derbyshire.
Come on your own or bring along one or more of your friends !
No special fitness or equipment or prior experience needed, but
because of the nature of caving you need to be reasonably mobile
and agile. We will provide the wellies, caving suits, miner's lamps, etc !

This tried and proven weekend event is lots of fun. See our special
 caving pages elsehwere on www.iain.co.uk for lots of pictures, editorials, 
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for the dates & prices of our beginners' caving weekends 
this year please refer to table at the top of this page.

    

 

 
Steve Pope - one of our highly qualified caving and potholing instruction team.  Steve holds a first class certificate of competence as a mines inspector and is a HSE expert - formerly working a sa HSE safety inspector.
 
 

 


    
    
Intermediate days are more advanced experiences for people who 
have been underground before who want to try different cave systems
and develop new techniques & explore slightl;y tougher environments 
under the watchful eyes of our friendly qualified caving & potholing instructors.

    

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    
    
Simply phone us on 01433-650345 if you want to reserve one
or more of the places available on each one of these weekends.
      


Peak Activities have been developing and perfecting our safe, 
informal & popular beginners Caving & Potholing weekends 
now for over 28 years. They're a great way to meet new friends, 
relax & get away from your routine and  visit some interesting 
places deep down below the Derbyshire countryside - and learn 
new skills in safety too !  

Click for lots more information.

Our beginners' caving & potholing weekends start on various 
Saturdays every month through the year but we are always 
happy to set up additional dates or single days of tuition for
private groups (e.g. Hen groups, church groups, fitness clubs, 
works outings, etc.) & days of guiding for individuals & those 
wanting exclusive tuition.

We also offer more advanced trips for people wanting to
folow up their initial explorations with something a little
tougher in different cave systems.

Accommodation is not included in price of the events on
this page, but we will supply everyone who books with a 
comprehensive list of local camp sites, B&B's and hotels, 
inns and hostels.  In over 28 years we've never had any 
client booked onto an open event who hasn't been able to 
sort out suitable local accommodation through our office.

    

  

  
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Don't forget,  Peak Activities Ltd's staff also offer private tuition on over 300 days of the year
for individuals and small parties too. See our guiding services page for more details & fees of 
this safe, popular and exclusive instruction service.

    
Above : Twitchill Farm Cottages in the snow. Just one of one of Peak Activities Ltd's tried and trustedself catering accommodation options in the lovely Hope Valley. This site offers superb views of the Edale and Hope Valleys & a superb indoor heated swimming pool for our guests staying in the four cottages here.. We offer our course members a wide range of low cost places where people coming on our open courses can stay including a variety of B&B's, inns, pubs, youth hostels, farmhouses, bunk houses, and inexpensive hotels and low cost camping sites, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in the Peak District is popular with Peak Activities clients booking outdoor activity wekeends in the Peak District. Return to top of this page

    
  
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Gripping Stuff ! "OPEN" ROCK CLIMBING & ABSEILING WEEKENDS ON CLASSIC CRAGS OF THE PEAK DISTRICT OVERLOOKING OUR POPULAR CENTRE IN THE HEART OF HATHERSAGE. THESE EXPERIENCES ARE DESIGNED FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS WITH LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE. ............ No special fitness and no special gear is required...just a smile ! Peak Activities' Rock Climbing and Abseiling weekends are run monthly and are designed for adults coming on their own with absolutely no prior experience. No special kit and no special fitness is needed to make the most of these great weekends ! .... Our popular novices climbing and abseiling events are run by our team of instructors who are highly experienced and amongst the most qualified and senior in their fields in this locality. Click on the link for more details of our team of friendly instructional staff - many of whom have often been featured on BBC & ITV holiday programmes. ABSEIL VIDEO : Broadband users who don't mind waiting a few ticks can click here to see an mpg video showing us in action abseiling with BBC sports television presenter Damion Johnson.
    
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If you want to join the fun and put yourself in the pictures
then simply call us on 01433-650345 today to book !


Our novices' Climbing & Abseiling Weekends in the Peak District 
National park with places still available are listed on the table at 
the top of this page.




We usually accept credit card bookings over 
the phone using Visa, Solo, Switch or MasterCard.  

    
PRIVATE TUITION FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL PARTIES

Can't see the dates you wanted or just wanting a single day of tuition ?

We can also arrange special exclusive  private 1:1 climbing and abseiling tuition 
& personalised guiding for people wanting to come out just on their own or with
up to 6 people over weekends or during the week.  A great way to learn to lead or
to push your grade under the aegis of one of our BMC qualified senior instructors
or to learn or develop your self rescue & other advanced rock climbing skills.

Also, subject to availability we may also be able to take people out for just one 
day ( usually the first day ) of our popular open courses.

      
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Our popular Breakaway Weekends in the Peak National Park start usually 
on the second Saturday of each month. These informal weekends are a 
great way to try out new activities, get some fresh air, relax and exercise 
and meet new friends.
    
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This action filled weekend offers two full days of outdoor 
activities on offer. Programme includes four half-day fun 
sessions of beginners  Rock Climbing*,  Abseiling, Caving 
and Orienteering.  Over 18's only.

  * If weather is fine. Otherwise we'll be mountain biking or nordic walking.



Come alone or with your partner or friends and join a small party
of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts working under the care of our 
friendly highly qualified instructors.  It's a great way for singles to
have fun and meet new friends with similar interests. No experience 
or special gear needed. Just bring along a smile !   Ideal of complete
beginners as well as enthusiasts.


Accommodation is not included in the price of our "open" events, but 
we will supply a comprehensive list of local camp sites, B&B's and hotels 
and  hostels for everyone who books.  Click for more details on the
wide range of accommodation options open to our customers.


The SNAKE PASS INN
The Snake Inn is a popular low cost base where our customers often stay.
      



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THIS MONTH WE ARE OFFERING SOME GREAT LATE BOOKING DEALS on outdoor sports packages for non-residential WEEKENDS AND SINGLE DAYS & LONGER BREAKS TAILORED for PRIVATE STAG & HEN GROUPS

      

 

Seasonal Special
Deals for single activity sessions currently start from as little
as £100 per day each.
 
 
 
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to discuss what you'd like us to include in your group's tailored programme.
 

      
    
stag groups are one of our specialities !

TAILORED EVENTS FOR PRIVATE STAG GROUP 
BOOKINGS ARE A SPECIALITY ALL YEAR AROUND !
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To book please call us on 01433-650345.

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Family Weekend Dates : Please see table at the top of this page or call us on 01433-650345.
    

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For under 18's a parental consent form must 
be completed & sent up to us well in advance 
for any youngsters attending who will NOT be 
accompanied by their legal parent or guardian.




CHECK OUT THE HUGE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES WE CAN OFFER PRIVATE GROUPS OF ALL AGES WANTING TAILORED EVENTS. TAILORED PROGRAMMES ARE POPULAR ALL YEAR ROUND. CHOOSE FROM HALF-DAY, FULL DAY OR MULTI-DAY PROGRAMMES. Guiding Services for individuals, couples and small groups of up to 6. HIGH ROPES COURSE - cdc staff on a training course designed by PeakActivities Ltd. Copyright. ... Check out the wider range of outdoor activities PEAK ACTIVITIES LTD can offer private groups.
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Peak Activities Ltd., Rock Lea Activity Centre, Station Road, Hathersage Village, The Hope Valley, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, S32 1DD.

  

Telephone 01433-650345

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