CavefestUK. The brainchild of a couple of regular cavers who just wanted to have a weekend underground with friends.
An idea shared between friends and a trip for the guys is all it was. “A trip to some nice caves on the Mendip”, we said. We began to make some calls and soon our idea was becoming a reality. Booking this trip, booking that trip, sorting a camp-site and building an exciting weekend, but more was to come of it.
Rather quickly our idea grew, and by Easter weekend 2017 we had created a weekend of caving for 50 cavers. We were simply amazed. Our little idea of a Gwent CC weekend caving was long gone and ideas of making something more of our success were being born.
CavefestUK was formed in August 2017 in the Nedd valley, during what was then our second arranged event. The South Wales meet was also a success and cavers from all over the country came together again. This was it. CavefestUK was here. People were talking, positive opinions and support was forming, cavers from all across the country were interested in what we had to offer next.
Our aim is to create events in local caving areas that involve the local community and bring people together in such a way that every member of your family can enjoy. It is fundamental to our aim the we create these events for free, keeping the spirit of togetherness and co operation alive at our base, and further on into the communities we visit.
Our future goal is to become the No.1 providers of UK caving festivals, and to continue to do so in a way that brings people and their communities together.
GCC members are the founders of CavefestUK and we do not operate as a business. All charged proceedes are dictated by vendors/landlords we choose to use. Donations from this are made to charity when possible once vendors/landlords have been paid. None of our CavefestUK team, or any associated parties who are invited to help organise, are paid in any way for their efforts.
We are proud of the efforts our volunteers make, and CavefestUK wouldn’t be who we are without them.
We love caving that much, we make it our mission to make it happen for you.