The Belfry is the legendary hut of Mendip. Most weekends and Wednesday nights it is rammed full of cavers living up to the BEC motto. The current building is the seventh owned by the club and has been built to stand the test of time.

Non-member cavers are welcome to stay subject to space (book the Belfy here).


The main room is the heart of the Belfry. It has a wood-burning stove and a bar to enhance those cosy apres-cave chats or the singing of traditional caving songs. On more riotous nights (often) you will find Belfryites dancing to our technically advanced sound system on a hefty table made out of the floor of the previous Belfry. If that’s still too sedate for you, we can push all the furniture back for a game of sofa rugby (check your life insurance is up to date).


Off the main room is the ultra-modern food preparation station (open plan living, the Belfry was way ahead of its time!)


This is the main bunkroom.


There is a changing room with showers and a drying room.


Shower1   Shower2

In the new extension we have a workshop / tackle store (now with added tackle!) and, upstairs, a posh members-only bunkroom.

We also have an extensive library full of boring old dusty books and journals that no one is allowed to get into.



On top of all this we also offer free WiFi