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Christmas Swallet

Entrance of Christmas Swallet


block No access to this site allowed.

On land at Peakshill Farm. Normally no access allowed. DCA are currently working on regaining access to this site.

This site is part of the DCA SSSI Conservation Monitoring Scheme.
See the DCA website for competition details.


The stream is present throughout the cave, and does not have to be very high to cause problems. The catchment area is as large as P8 and Giants together. All the pitches become impassable very easily, and the entrance section sumps in flood. Rescue of an injured caver from the bottom would be almost impossible.


Salmon, L.B. & Boldock, G. (1950), , B.S.A. Cave Science No.11., p.121., British Speleological Association
Whitehouse, R.H. (1967), , Eldon P.C. Jour. Vol.7. No.2., pp.41-42., Eldon Pothole Club
Arveschoug, D. (1987), , B.C.R.A. Caves & Caving No.35., pp.10-12. Survey., British Cave Research Association
Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010), , Caves of the Peak District, p. 82, DCA