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Jug Holes

Entrance of Jug Holes


No prior permission required. Mineral owners, Tarmac Roadstone, insist all cavers be reminded they enter at own risk. Approach from Salters Lane, via public footpath through Jughole Wood. Park without obstructing narrow road - and beware of thieves. Lower adit entrance has a gate with a bolt and nut so spanner required. Cave is subject of a Conservation Plan and a DCA publication 'Jugholes Interpretation Pack' (See the DCA web site) is available. The site is included in the Masson Hill SSSI. Refrain from parking large numbers of cars in the lay-by, at the entrance to Masson Lees Farm when going to visit Jug Holes. Large numbers of cars are having a negative impact on the businesses of both the owner of the quarry and Masson Lees Farm especially when cars are parked carelessly. Large or articulated vehicles need a lot of room to manoeuvre to access the track. We jeopardise access to Masson Quarry outright if we are unthoughtful with parking, so please consider using other venues for large groups coming in individual cars or else car share or arrange a minibus. This parking concern applies to both climbers and cavers who share parking here.

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


Nash, D.A. (1957) , Trans. C.R.G. Vol.5. No.1., pp.13-22., Cave Research Group
Worley, N.E. & Nash, D.A. (1977) , Trans. B.C.R.A. Vol.4. No.3., p.388-401. Survey., British Cave Research Association
Fiander, G. & Webb, D. (2002) , Jugholes Interpretation Pack. DCA publication., Survey., Derbyshire Caving Association
Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010) , Caves of the Peak District, p. 154, DCA