List of caves in the United Kingdom

List of caves in the United Kingdom

This is a list of caves in the United Kingdom, and information on the largest and deepest caves in the UK.

The deepest cave in the UK is Ogof Ffynnon Ddu in Wales, 308 metres deep and containing around 50 km of passageways.

The deepest cave in England is Peak Cavern in Speedwell Cavern in Derbyshire, 248 metres deep. The deepest cave in Scotland is Cnoc nan Uamh ('hill of the caves') in Assynt, 83 metres deep, and in Northern Ireland is Reyfad Pot in County Fermanagh, 179 metres deep.

The largest system of caves is the Easegill System in the Yorkshire Dales with at least 72 km of passageways.


* Alum Pot, Yorkshire Dales
* Afton Red Rift, Dartmoor, Devon
* Aveline's Hole, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Bakers pit, Dartmoor, Devon
* Blue John Cavern, Derbyshire
* Bridge Cave, South Wales
* The Buttertubs, Yorkshire Dales
* Car Pot, Yorkshire
* Chislehurst Caves, Greater London
* Cleeves Cove cave, North Ayrshire, Scotland.
* Cox's cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Crowborough Caves, East Sussex
* Dan yr Ogof, South Wales
* Easegill System, Yorkshire Dales
* Eastwater Cavern, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Elm Hole, South Wales
* Fingal's Cave, Inner Hebrides
* Gaping Gill, Yorkshire Dales
* GB Cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Goatchurch Cavern, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Gough's Cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Great Masson Cavern, Derbyshire
* Great Rutland Cavern, Derbyshire
* Ingleborough Cave , Yorkshire Dales
* Kent's Cavern, Devon
* Lamb Leer, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Little Neath River Cave, South Wales
* Long Churn Caves, Yorkshire Dales
* Longwood Swallet, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Manor Farm Swallet, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Marble Arch Caves, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
* Mother Ludlam's Cave, Moor Park, Farnham, Surrey
* Mossdale Caverns, Yorkshire Dales
* Ogof Agen Allwedd, South Wales
* Ogof Craig a Ffynnon, South Wales
* Ogof Draenen, South Wales
* Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, South Wales
* Ogof Fwar, South Wales
* Ogof Hen Ffynhonau, North Wales
* Ogof Hesp Alyn, North Wales
* Ogof Llyn Parc, North Wales
* Ogof y Daren Cilau, South Wales
* Otter Hole, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
* Oxlow Cavern, Derbyshire
* Ogof Nadolig, North Wales
* Pate Hole, Cumbria
* Peak Cavern, Derbyshire
* Poole's Cavern, Derbyshire
* Porth Yr Ogof, South Wales
* Pridhamsleigh Cavern, Dartmoor, Devon
* Priddy Green Sink, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Primrose Pot, Mendip hills, Somerset
* Redhouse Lane Swallet, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
* Rhino Rift, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Shatter Cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Slaughter Stream Cave, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
* Smoo Cave, Sutherland
* Speedwell Cavern, Derbyshire
* St Cuthbert's Swallet, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Stoke Lane Slocker, Mendip Hills
* Stump Cross Caverns, Yorkshire
* Swildon's Hole, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Thor's Cave, Staffordshire
* Thrupe Lane Swallet, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Titan, Derbyshire
* Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire
* West Wycombe Caves, Buckinghamshire
* White Scar Caves, Yorkshire Dales
* Wigmore Swallet, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Withyhill Cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset
* Wookey Hole Caves, Mendip Hills, Somerset

ee also

* Geography of the United Kingdom
* List of caves

External links

* [ UK Caves]
* [ Caves of Settle, North Yorkshire]
* [ Peak District Caves (UK)]

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