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Hungerhill Swallet, Timbered Shaft

Entrance of Hungerhill Swallet, Timbered Shaft


Timbered shaft was an alternative route into the cave, joining the rest of the system at depth. This entrance is currently run in. Very limited parking, probably best to park in the village and walk up.

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


Some of the squeezes in the cave are very tight and awkward, or through poised boulders. The big pitch (Deep Space) and the streamway (Peristalsis) may quickly become impassable in wet weather.


Beck, J.S. (1988), , Jour. T.S.G. No.13. pp.26-33., Survey., Technical Speleological Group
Webb, D. (2005), , Derbyshire Caver No.123., pp 8-10., Derbyshire Caving Association
Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010), , Caves of the Peak District, p. 269, p. 270 (survey), DCA