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Caves & Canyoning

Brave the Cave

Brave the Cave


Dive into the darkness...

Twisting and turning as you explore our exciting new indoor caving tunnels!

Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge. Cavers will be set a series of increasingly difficult challenges within the cave each time they enter, ranging from finding ancient cave paintings, to retrieving hidden creepy creatures, to navigating the cave in complete darkness. Badges will be awarded to all who succeed and Brave the Cave!

Our caving experience is suitable for all adventurers aged 5+ and under 8s must be accompanied by an adult (who can book on and join if they wish!)

Caving checklist

- The cave is not suitable for people with claustrophobia, epilepsy, restricted physical ability and children with impaired hearing would have to have a buddy system in place.

- The cave is very narrow and has limited physical access into the cave to extract people. If in doubt please ask a member of the caving team.

- There is a size restriction of size 40" – 42” waist and size 16-18.

- Please wear casual clothing that allows easy movement, along with trainer-type shoes.

- Please arrive ten minutes before your allotted session is due to start. Late arrivals may not be admitted once the session has started.

Caving parties and group bookings:

Book Brave the Cave and make sure your next Birthday party ROCKS! We're offering the cave for exclusive private parties including a unique cave side picnic, a prize for every child, activity leader and personalised party to suit the age range of the group. Simply call or email us today to find out more.

School and private party sessions require a minimum of 8 people (maximum 12 depending upon age) and last approx 70 minutes, or longer if food is included. We can accommodate school group bookings and private groups of up to 16 people.

We will try where possible to accommodate your party or group booking. If you are unsure of the details or would like to discuss your requirements, please do give us a call or email us today.

How to book

Book online or call us on 015394 46601. You can also book on the day, although pre-booking is recommended!

Opening details

Open every School Holiday and Weekend. Session times can be found on the website.

If you wish to book outside of holidays or weekends we need 48hrs notice. A minimum of 8 people is required to make a booking outside of our usual opening times.


Free entry, pay and display parking.
Each caving adventure costs £8.50 and lasts around 45 minutes. Numbers are limited per day so pre-booking online is strongly recommended!


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.


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Plan route to Brockhole on Windermere using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 389010  Lat: 54.40138 Long: -2.94189

By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance.

By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.

By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.

On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.

By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station

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