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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 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 Day Trip (Mendips) - 28th September

Freshers Weekend Trip (South Wales) - 4th-6th October

Second Weekend Trip (South Wales) - 18th-20th October

Fireworks Weekend Trip (Mendips) - November (date TBD)

Christmas Caving - TBD


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


  • Caving Student Membership£10.15
  • Caving Non-Student Membership£12.15




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