Peak District Caving

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Deep Shaft

Entrance of Deep Shaft

Access

build Derbyshire key required.

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 coffin-level of Masson Sough. Short crosscut at shaft base leads to junction with 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.

Warning

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

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