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Great Masson Cavern

Entrance of Great Masson Cavern


Show Cave entrance is in grounds of Heights of Abraham, close to cable car terminal. Normally no access permitted via this route. Usual entry is in large opening at the SE corner of the disused quarry on Masson hilltop, accessible from Salters Lane just east of Jugholes lay-by - no access agreement in place but no known restrictions. Part of Masson Hill SSSI. Do not park too near the farm track junction as the farmer needs access for large vehicles, and bad relations here could jeopardise access.

This site is part of the DCA SSSI Conservation Monitoring Scheme.
See the DCA website for competition details.


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Webb, D. (2001) , A Cave and Mine Conservation Audit for the Masson Hill Area. D.C.A., , Derbyshire Caving Association
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