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Keyhole Cave

Entrance of Keyhole Cave


Immediately east of Cliff Stile vein and east of the terrace. The obvious downstream continuation of Ivy Green Cave before quarrying intersected the passage.

No known access restrictions. Obvious parking spots close to base of crags and in lay-bys in the dale and next to electricity sub-station at foot of Eyam Dale. DO NOT BLOCK the sub-station entrance. Take care, as area is notorious for thefts from parked vehicles.

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


15/08/22. A recent visitor noticed cracks in the entrance passage, on the Bossen Hole (Windy Ledge Cave) side. They have been inspected and are not considered particularly dangerous, but a few small pieces of rock are on the floor.


Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010), , Caves of the Peak District, p. 272, DCA