The Team 2017

Centre Manager Jon Holden

Jon ‘Bump’ Holden

Centre Manager

Jon describes himself as just a caver. Caving is certainly one of his passions but so is bringing outdoor learning to young people. 
Jon has a background in scouting, social care and teaching and he is a qualified outdoor activities instructor in many disciplines

Paddy Wilson

Patrick ‘Paddy’ Wilson

Senior Instructor

Paddy heads up our activity programmes as well as looking after our instructing team. He leads almost all of our activities as well as being a keen climber, mountaineer and paddler with great group skills.

Kate Wyatt 

Kate Wyatt

Deputy Manager and Community Catalyst

Kate helps out with management stuff as well as doing community development work supporting local churches and organisations. Out of work Kate is involved in a community smallholding where she leads the goat team.


Haley Cartlidge

Administration Officer

Haley helps to support the office team, looking after our customers and guiding them through the booking process as well as providing back up for all the business functions of the Centre


Christine Wakerley

Finance Administrator

Christine keeps the Centre finances in order and is always happy to help with any queries you may have about paying for your visit.


Malvina Dobbs


Malvina keeps our accommodation clean, tidy and comfortable for our visiting groups.

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