Full Cave Registry entry


Showcave entrance was backfilled and sealed for safety reasons, but system is accessible via partially walled-up entrance to Wapping Mine, with no known restrictions. Complex is part of Masson Hill SSSI. The DCA publication 'Cumberland Cavern and Wapping Mine' contains much useful information on the site.


  • Adam,W., The Gem of the Peak. Derby., pp.60-61., (Moorland Publishing reprint 1973).
  • Flindall, R. and Hayes, A. (1972), Bull. P.D.M.H.S. Vol.5. No.2., pp.114-127. Survey., Peak District Mines Historical Society.
  • Barnatt, J. & Webb, D. (2002), Cumberland Cavern and Wapping Mine. DCA publication., Derbyshire Caving Association.
  • Webb, D. (2001), A Cave and Mine Conservation Audit for the Masson Hill area. DCA, Survey., Derbyshire Caving Association.