The UK has a unique variety of underground to trips to whet the appetite of everyone, from the beginner to the professional. From natural Limestone caves, to mines ranging from the extraction of stone to a wide range of metalliferous ores such as copper, lead, iron and tungstone.
The variety of countryside these are to be found in can be wide ranging too. From the North of England mines in the remote Northern Pennines to the Caves of South Wales and Dartmoor, Limestone is generally the country rock for both caving and mining, and the following pages hope to help you gain a wider understanding of the caves in the areas you may visit and maybe the venue we’ll be showing you.
Thanks Iain, We had a great weekend – we all learned a lot, enjoyed it and felt stretched without being scared which was fantastic. We’ll definitely give you a shout at some point about doing a rigging course.
Caving in the Mendips
Our two favoured caving venues in the Mendips are Goatchurch Cavern (beginners) and Swildon's Hole (experienced)
Caving in Yorkshire
Below the Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Penygent lies some of the most spectatcular caving in Britain.
Caving & Mining in Derbyshire
Download PDF guides to our favourite Derbyshire/Peak District caving venues including Castleton, Giant's Hole and Peak Cavern
Mining in North Pennines
The area surrounding the village of Nent Head in the North Pennines has a long history of mining, as far back as the 12th Century
Mining in the Lake District
Many of the hillsides around Cumbria and the Lake District National Park used to be home to large numbers of miners
Mining in North Wales
When exploring the Mines of North Wales we find ourselves often not visiting the same mines twice in any one year