Join us

So you are interested in coming underground. The best way to do this is by joining a caving or underground exploration group such as ourselves, Plymouth Caving Group.


  • Access places that are either totally unknown or completely barred to most people.
  • Be with people who know the pitfalls (literally) of a particular mine or cave, or when exploring somewhere fresh, will know how to explore safely. Several members also belong to the Devon Cave Rescue Organisation.
  • Gain access to a massive library of underground locations to research and plan trips and to know what to expect and where best to find the kinds of things that most draw you underground.
  • Training – Learn caving and exploration techniques, especially using wire ladders and Single Rope Techniques (SRT) for getting down and back up vertical drops.
  • Insurance against 3rd party risks, i.e. to land owners, fellow cavers etc up to a maximum of ten million pounds.

Above all, you will get to explore and marvel at the wonders of the subterranean world in excellent enthusiastic company.

Temporary Membership

If you are visiting from elsewhere, or you want to try a couple of trip to see if you like it, we have temporary membership for just £10 (an utter bargain compared to going underground commercially!). This covers you for 2 “easy” trips within a couple of months. You need to find some overalls or rough clothes you don’t mind getting soaked and filthy and you will need your own wellies. We can lend you a helmet with a lamp, included in the £10. What’s more, your £10 can go towards your full membership if you decide to join us properly. Get in touch on the form below and tall us you to become a temporary member and what trips you were intending in coming on.

Alternatively, if you already know you want to go underground fairly often and have the full benefits of the group straight away, then get in touch on the form below and let us know.

How much is membership?

  • Individual £35.00
  • Student with card £17.50
  • Family/Couple £65.00 for two, then £24.00 per additional person after that.
  • Temorary membership £10

This includes British Caving Association insurance. If you already have a BCA insurance card, let us know and we will discount this part.

Membership runs from January to December each year, though we ask you to renew at the beginning of December so we can pay BCA for the insurance.

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And let us know whether you want to try a couple of trips as a temporary member or want to join straight away. It is useful if you can let us know what experience you have had. Though remember, we are open to complete novices. Everyone has to start somewhere!

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