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Deep Shaft (Masson Sough)

Entrance of Deep Shaft (Masson Sough)


check Permission required.
build Derbyshire Key required.

Note - 10/08/22 - the passage above Old Jant Mine leading to Gentlewoman's Pipe, which was blocked by collapse, has been re-opened after digging by the Peak Caving Club, and so trips uphill from the sough are now possible again.

Obtain permission before visiting from Greenhills Farm. Large shaft mound with a steel lid surrounded by trees, approx. 1.4 x 0.75m. 81m deep to long hand-picked coffin-level of Masson Sough. Short crosscut at shaft base leads to junction with the sough - turn right toward Old Jant Mine and eventually all the way up to the top of Masson Hill and Gentlewoman's Pipe. Turn left to pass beneath Waterfall Shaft Series and eventually join Ringing Rake Sough to exit at Artists Corner by River Derwent.


Danger from Weil's Disease from rats associated with sewage seepage in sough tail.