Full Cave Registry entry 3D model



Note: Though trips to Peak Cavern and Speedwell are not possible while the latter sites remain closed

For further details of the system and access arrangements visit Call at Rowter Farm for key. Best to avoid lambing time (April/May). Charge of £2 for access over land. Parking available. From farm, head for path east along New Rake towards head of Cave Dale. Blue entrance lid - please leave secure. Through trips to Peak-Speedwell are arduous and require prior arrangement at both ends. NB. Mine is subject of a Conservation Plan. Parts of the mine are unstable, particularly the Cartgate passage leading to the head of Bitch Pitch (where the floor is tailings perched on rotting stemples) and Bitch Pitch itself. Be aware of the risk of collapse and/or falling rocks.


  • Beck, J.S. (1994), Descent No.116., p.19, Wild Places Publishing.
  • Wayne Sheldon (2014), Backburner Choke, James Hall (or playing Kerplunk in JH), TSG 19, pp. 29-32. Survey., Technical Speleological Group.
  • Wayne Sheldon, quotes by Phil Wolstenholme (2015), Mine Shafts On And Around New Rake And Horsepit Rake, TSG 19, pp. 88-92. Survey., Technical Speleological Group.
  • Phil Wolstenholme (2016), JH West Project, TSG 19, pp. 93-100. Survey., Technical Speleological Group.
  • Charley Cooley (2016), JH West, Flooded Cartgate Digging, TSG 19, pp. 101-104. Survey., Technical Speleological Group.