The Wealden Cave & Mine Society was created in the 1960’s as Unit Two Cave Research and Exploration by a group of young people interested in exploring the old mine workings in Surrey. Since then the club has grown in size and become a registered charity responsible for looking after many local sites. Many old mines are gated and locked to protect landowners from liability and members of the public from putting themselves at risk. However, many sites can be visited by contacting the club. For non-cavers the BCA (British Caving Association) runs a “Try Caving” scheme that facilitates getting underground in such cases. We also open the Reigate Caves five times a year for public visits.
Beyond the local mines, many members are active in the wider caving communities of Somerset, Derbyshire, South Wales and Yorkshire to name the most popular few areas.
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