Reading University Caving Club

Mendips Weekend Trip (November 2011) – with Fireworks!


One of the most anticipated trips of the year! In early November each year, the club visits the Mendip Hills in Somerset. In addition to exploring some fantastic caves in the region, we always go to the stunning firework display that is held on the Saturday evening in the nearby village of Priddy. This somehow manages to combine the traditional feel of a small local display, with the quality and standards of a professional large-scale event!

The club has a tradition of attending this display whilst dressed up in full Halloween costume, in an attempt to scare entertain the locals. Several other caving clubs also have a tradition of visiting the Mendips this weekend as well, so it tends to be a very sociable trip! All in all, it’s not to be missed…

Sign up for this trip at one of our Monday pub gatherings, or by emailing our president.


We will be staying at the legendary Belfry Caving Hut in the Mendips, in Somerset.


Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November. Meeting in the car park of the Athletics Pavilion at 6:30pm on the Friday – see building 43 on this Map [PDF file]. Returning late in the evening on Sunday.

What to bring:

  • Standard trip gear
  • £35 to pay for the trip (if you haven’t already!), plus extra money to pay for any additional food or booze on the way there or back
  • Your best Halloween costume

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