Mendip CaveFest ’18 – Priddy

Camping was held at Ebborways farm

Friday 4th: 

10am – 4pm = Arrivals & check-in at Ebborways farm

7pm – 9pm = Meet and greet & last minute check-in & registration changes. The long room, The Hunters lodge.

9pm – close = Social drinks and cave stories at the bar

Saturday 5th:

8:30am – 10am = Leaders and groups met at Priddy Village Hall

10am – 4pm approx = Caving

10am – 2pm approx = Mendip A.O.N.B guided walk.

A guided walk with the Mendip Hills AONB Volunteer Rangers from the historic village of Priddy which is famous for its ancient sheep fair, folk festival and huge cave systems.

5pm. Treasure hunt. at Priddy village hall.

Treasure Hunt winners – All winning a personal Warmbac tackle sack each
Tim Kent
Jessie Wilman
George Blackbourn
Congratulations all!

7pm = Bar and food  at Priddy village hall supplied by the MCR

Live entertainment at Priddy Village hall. 70s themed fancy dress competition.  (Prizes for 2 best dressed)

Fancy Dress – Both winning a personal Warmbac tackle sack each
Amy Neal
Nichola Pearce


Entertainment from 8pm onwards..The Lodgers and DJ Basher (with 60/70/80′ s hits).

Sunday 6th:

8:30am – 10am = Leaders and groups met at Priddy village hall.

10am – 4pm approx = Caving


10am approx = Mendip Cave Rescue underground rescue demonstration. G.B. Cavern.

7:30pm – 10pm = .Pub quiz in the long room at The Hunters lodge presented by the CSCC.

The MCG team won, beating the Wessex team by 1 point! Congratulations.

7pm – close = Social drinks and cave stories at the bar at Hunters lodge.

Monday 7th:

10am: Cave trips were had.

Just over 100 different individuals underground over the weekend,on trips we organised!

Everyone here at CaveFestUK are thrilled that the event was so well received and enjoyed by so many cavers of all skill sets and experiences.
We would like to thank you all for helping us make this event happen, and we hope to see you all again soon.

As organisers, our task was simply impossible without the dedicated and unrelenting support of so many people. The Mendip caving community have gone beyond the call of duty in so many ways, and we here at CavefestUK salute you.

Thank you to;

Ebborways farm
Cerberus CC
Starless river
Descent mag
UKcave forum
Mendip AONB

Thank you from the bottom of our grottoes
All the best
The CavefestUK team.

Whether leading a trip,helping with entertainment or generally being on hand, we appreciate you all for being there. Won’t thank individually,but you know who you are 😉

Don’t forget to add your photos from the weekend to our picture album. Go to Cavefest facebook page,click `photos`, find the Mendip Cavefest album there,then click `add photos`!…Or email

Many thanks to Warmbac for their sponsorship and support