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.
Trips: (Weekend trips subject to government policy)
- Mendips Freshers Trip (Saturday 26th September)
- Mendips Freshers Trip (Saturday 10th October)
- Mendips Freshers Trip (Saturday 17th October)
- Mendips Freshers Trip (Saturday 24th October)
- Northern CHECC
- Southern CHECC
- Fireworks trip
- Christmas Party
E-Pub Meet and Greet: Join our Facebook page to join
- Monday 5th Oct
- Monday 12th Oct
- Monday 19th Oct
- Monday 26th Oct
- every Monday after that
- Discord film night
- In person pub nights (subject to Gov. advice and regulations)
- Tree climbing / SRT practice
- Many more to be announced!
We are working to provide activity through online sources
Due to unconfirmed facility bookings we are unable to organise physical meetings and overnight trips yet. We are currently having some day-trips to the Mendips region, which are listed below in the Events section. However we are working hard to host online activities and virtual content for our returning and prospective members. We aim to establish a thriving community within our club/society which will allow us to hit the ground running when we are able to physically meet up.