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What is Caving?

Reading University Caving Club is one of the most unique sports societies at Reading. Most people have heard of caving but don't really know what it entails (we promise, it's nothing like the Descent).  By definition it is the non-competitive exploration of underground passages, but this really is just the start. Every cave is different: crawling, walking, climbing, abseiling, wading through water and sometimes swimming are all part of the exploring underground. It's a bit like inverted Mountaineering - you go down first and come up later.

If you want to find out more about caving, we always have a stall at the Freshers Fayre and run presentations soon after, and throughout the year you can talk to our members in person at one of our regular socials or email us directly 

Want to try it out?

Events This Term

Everyone is welcome! Just  let us know on Facebook if you’d like to come on one of our trips.


- Give It A Go: Weekend Trip to Mendips (24-26/1)

- Peak District (31/1-2/2)

- Yorkshire (21-23/2)

- Northern CHECC Forum (6-8/3)

- Southern CHECC Forum (27-29/3)

- Yorkshire: Southern Clubs Takeover (3-5/4)


- Pub meet every Monday, check out Facebook for more details

- Film night (9/2)

- Many more to be announced!


  • Caving Student Membership£10.00
  • Caving Non-Student Membership£12.00



  • Caving - Refreshers' Weekend Trip to Mendips (24th - 26th Jan)£35.00
  • Caving - Weekend Trip to Peak District (31st Jan - 2nd Feb)£35.00


Refreshers Weekend Trip: Mendips
Mendips (Meet at Secret Garden (by Bridges Halls))
Try something adventurous to start the decade! Come underground and get dirty with the Caving Club.
Freshers' | Society | Sport and Leisure | Hobbies and Interests | Give It A Go
Caving Pub Night
The Monk's Retreat
Mondays are for the pub! Join us in our favourite watering hole, the Monk's Retreat, as we talk caving and general nonsense.
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