Hades Caving Club was formed in 1974 for workers at Rolls Royce and British Aerospace in Filton, Bristol. Whilst there are members still with a connection to Filton, over the years the club has expanded beyond its original base.
In fact you will find Hades members throughout the UK, so wherever you are there is always someone around who wants to go caving and can offer advice, lifts and lend gear.
The club is a member of the British Caving Association and with our wide spread of members we are also members of the Cambrian Caving Council, the National Association of Mining History Organisations, the Council of Southern Caving Clubs and the Council of Northern Caving Clubs.
Hades is a founder member of the Forest of Dean Cave Conservation & Access Group.
We are a friendly, active caving club who meet on a regular basis for a social drink at the White Hart in Littleton on Severn (NW of Bristol), on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday if a Bank Holiday) from 8pm (9pm when most people turn up). Along with caving trips generally run as:
- Tuesday evening trips: Social caving trips in some of our local caves in the Mendips, Forest of Dean or South East Wales.
- Weekend trips: normally 2, but sometimes 4, a month – in Yorkshire, Wales or the Mendips.
- Foreign trips: Somewhere different for the summer − in recent years the club has visited the Berger, Henne Morte, PSM, Vernau, Dent de Crolles, the Hundidero/Gato system and other caves in the Doubs, Pyrenees, Vercors, Chartreuse, Southern Spain and Ireland.
Anyone can get involved, whatever their previous experience. New members join throughout the year and are always welcomed.
Hades is a very active club with a broad membership range. Membership ranges from new to very experienced, young to old, diggers, potholers, mine explorers etc. As such the club is very accommodating especially with the range of trips all over the country for all abilities.
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