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infoAccessJames Hall's Over Engine Mine
2021/07/02

There has been an access change to James Hall Over Engine Mine (JH). Please see www.peakdistrictcaving.info for full details. A "Derbyshire Key" is now required and new backup anchors are available at the shaft top.

infoAccessP7 Swallet
2021/06/07

Mr and Mrs Ritter at Perryfoot Farm wish to resume Trespass Fees.

infoAccessP8
2021/06/07

Please note access fees restored following temporary suspension due to Covid.

infoAccessGautries Hole
2021/06/07

Please note access fees restored following temporary suspension due to Covid.

infoAccessGautries Hill Pot
2021/06/07

Please note access fees restored following temporary suspension due to Covid.

infoAccessJames Hall's Over Engine Mine
2021/05/15

Removed Covid closure notice

infoAccessPeak Cavern
2021/05/15

Removed Covid closure notice

infoAccessWater Icicle Close Cavern
2021/05/15

Updated access description.

infoAccessOdin Mine
2021/05/03

Updated access info for re-opening.

infoNewsRinging Rake (Youd's Level) Blockages
2021/05/03

Note - 03/05/2021 - Reports have come in from a recent upstream visit to Ringing Rake/Masson Sough (Youd's Level), that the main passage above Old Jant Mine (after the two low squeezes if heading downhill) has been completely blocked by a substantial collapse of sediment, rocks and gravel, seemingly after a significant flood event at some point in the last year. As through-trips from the top of the hill have not been possible, it is unclear exactly how long this blockage has been in place. Drainage of the system is unaffected, but trips further uphill than Old Jant Mine are no longer possible - obviously this would also mean that through-trips from the currently-blocked top shaft would also be impossible until the choke is removed from below, as significant stacking-space may be required.

The choke will be inspected shortly with a view to digging through it and clearing the route again, but please be aware that this may take some time to organize, especially under the current Covid restrictions. In the meantime, we will update with further information as we receive it.

warningWarning Ashford Black Marble Mine
2021/04/30

Access resumed

infoAccessMandale Mine
2021/04/16

Mandale Mine - There is a problem with the Incline Level gate that prevents it being shut. For now it is secure but please avoid using this gate until it is fixed. Access to the mine can also be gained through the Aqueduct Level gate. A fix is being prepared. More details on the PDCi site: https://peakdistrictcaving.info/home/the-caves/lathkill-dale/mandale-mine

infoAccessRinging Rake Sough
2021/04/01

Added hyperlink to Gentlewoman's

infoAccessGentlewoman's Pipe
2021/04/01

Added hyperlink to Ringing Rake Sough

infoAccessRinging Rake Sough
2021/03/31

Modified to remove duplicates with Gentlewoman's entry

infoAccessHarveydale Quarry Tubes
2021/03/31

Updated erroneous location info

infoAccessMandale Mine
2021/03/28

There has been an access update relating to the Mandale Mine Incline Level gate. Please check https://peakdistrictcaving.info/ before visiting.

infoNews
2021/03/27

Updated COVID-19 advice online at form the DCA

infoAccessGreat Masson Cavern
2021/03/24

Updated access description.

infoAccessWater Icicle Close Cavern
2021/03/21

Updated text after request from Karen S

infoNew sitePindale Resurgence Cave
2021/02/27

Added new site

infoAccessDevonshire Cavern
2021/02/22

A message from the landowners.