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caving and bouldering

caving and bouldering

If you are craving a new adventure, try our caving experience before testing your strength and agility on our multi-dimensional bouldering wall.

what is it?

Caving will require you to slide, crawl, turn, and twist your way through our 54 metre indoor caving system. You’ll navigate the darkness of the tunnels. There are cameras in the caving system connected to an external screen, so those who don’t venture into the cave with you can still share your adventure! Our multi-dimensional bouldering course is a great way for climbers of all abilities to test their strength, navigation and agility. Our bouldering courses are updated and adapted to ensure the challenge is always fresh, new and exciting.

when is it?

Monday to Thursday (School Holidays Only)
16.00 – 18.00
Friday (Access All Areas)
16.00 – 18.00
Saturday and Sunday
14.30 – 15.30

Please note: Above times apply to term time. Check timetable for school holidays.

where is it?

Active Medlock
Active Medlock,
Gardenfold Way,
M43 7XU Go to centre page


Are there any age, height or weight limits?
  • Participants must be at least 1m tall.
  • Due to the nature of the courses, weight restrictions apply: if you weigh over 150kgs unfortunately we are unable to cater for you.
  • Climbers under the age of 4 can only participate in the Soft Play Zone.
What should I wear?

Caving and Bouldering is a physical course so you need to dress appropriately. You should dress in comfortable clothes that will allow you to move freely, safely and comfortably around the course. Closed toe shoes or trainers must also be worn. Please be aware, we don’t provide course footwear so do ensure you wear the correct footwear for your experience. Anyone with unsuitable footwear maybe refused entry.

  • You must wear closed-toe shoes for your safety.
  • Shoes should fully cover the foot and be heel-less.
  • No jewellery is to be worn around the course, you maybe asked to remove this by a member of staff.
  • Climbing shoes are not permitted on the activities.
Can I come if I am pregnant or have any health conditions?
  • Participants should be in good health and participate responsibly.
  • If you are pregnant, you should consider your physical condition and limitations before participating. We highly recommend you consult your midwife before participating.
  • Caving is not recommended for guests that have neck or back problems, heart problems or have had recent surgery.
  • Please read our Admission Policy and Terms & Conditions before your arrive.
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