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Perryfoot Carpark Shafts

Entrance of Perryfoot Carpark Shafts


No access agreement in place
build Derbyshire Key required.

Three small climbing shafts within the Perryfoot caver-changing car park perimeter dropping into a small mine, all approx. 8m deep and covered with regulation Derbyshire Council manhole covers - only two are accessible.

Lids are hinged in the centre, and can be accidentally dropped down the shaft - TWO manhole lifting keys MUST be used. A sentry MUST remain in place on surface at all times due to the very public location. Do not leave lid off unattended, as visitors could be blocked in if a vehicle parks over an opened shaft. Take care with tipped rubbish heap at base of main shaft - some broken glass and other debris still present. Please report any incidents at this site to DCA immediately.


Wolstenholme, P. (2023), Perryfoot Car Park Shaft Clean-up, D.C.A. N/L No.157., Page 13-14, Derbyshire Caving Association
Wolstenholme, P. (2023), Perryfoot Carpark Shafts, Peak Forest, Derbyshire, SK 10066 81290, Newsletter 188, pp 9-13, Survey, Peak District Mines Historical Society