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Wapping Mine

Entrance of Wapping Mine


No known acccess restriction. Complex is part of Masson Hill SSSI. The DCA publication 'Cumberland Cavern and Wapping Mine' (see the DCA web site) contains much useful information on the site.

Parking is available in the overflow parking area at the New Bath Hotel, though the new owners of the hotel have installed "No Parking" notices on the overflow parking spot. This is not aimed at cavers but the general public, who have used this space for BBQ's, leaving rubbish, etc. Cavers are advised to speak to reception and then the hotel will issue a temporary permit for parking.

Holy Trinity Church don't mind small numbers using their car park, but have requested that cavers do not use the car park before midday on Sundays - please respect this request to maintain good relations.

Part of Masson Hill SSSI.

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


Flindall, R. & Hayes, A. (1972), , Bull. P.D.M.H.S. Vol.5. No.2., pp.114-127. Survey., Peak District Mines Historical Society
Ford, T.D. (2001), , Mining History. Bull. P.D.M.H.S. Vol.14. No.6., pp.1-34. Survey., Peak District Mines Historical Society
Barnatt, J. & Webb, D. (2002), , Cumberland Cavern and Wapping Mine. DCA publication., Survey., Derbyshire Caving Association
Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010), , Caves of the Peak District, p. 164, DCA