Caving and Abseiling By Johnnie Shannon on 18 November 2021 (updated 18 November 2021) In Explorers, Front Page / 0 comments The Explorers are back from a weekend of caving and abseiling in the Mendip hills. We had a great time down the dry caves of Goatchurch Cavern, near Cheddar Gorge, squeezing through very tight spaces – some of us managed the famous ‘drainpipe’ route.Then we moved to the wet Swildons Hole – a tricky caving system, with spectacular caverns, rock formations and full-on roped descents (and ascents) of waterfalls. The drama only increased when we found a lost caver, who had to join our party to get safely to the surface. Sunday was abseiling near Wells, with descents down the natural cliffs – all Explorers did the 25m drop bravely. Congratulations to all the Explorers, who saw some tough challenges underground and on the rocks!