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List of caves in the United Kingdom

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

Longest, deepest and largest

The longest cave system in the UK is The Three Counties System in the Yorkshire Dales, with Script error: No such module "convert". of passageways. It includes the Ease Gill system, the Notts Pot / Ireby Fell Cavern system, the Lost John's Cave system, and the Pippikin Pot system, all of which are connected.[1]

A sea cave on the north side of Calder's Geo in Shetland was measured in 2014 at over Script error: No such module "convert". tall and with a floor area of around Script error: No such module "convert".. This makes it the largest known cave chamber in the United Kingdom.[2][3]

A chamber in Reservoir Hole, Cheddar Gorge called “The Frozen Deep” was discovered in 2012 and found to be Script error: No such module "convert". high and Script error: No such module "convert". long.[4]

England

By English caving region.

South Devon

See also Caves in Devon

Mendip Hills

The following are all within Somerset unless otherwise stated. See also Caves of the Mendip Hills.

Peak District

The following are all within Derbyshire unless otherwise stated.

Yorkshire Dales

Other areas

Northern Ireland

The following are all within County Fermanagh unless otherwise stated. See also Caves of the Tullybrack and Belmore hills.

Scotland

Wales

The following are all in the South Wales region unless otherwise stated.

See also

References

  1. Allen, Tim (Oct–Nov 2014). "The Longest Cave". Descent (Wild Places Publishing) (240): 36. 
  2. " 'Biggest cave' is Calders Geo in Shetland at Esha Ness". BBC News. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. "Esha Ness sea cave is 'largest in Britain'". BBC News. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. "Cheddar cave 'biggest in Mendip Hills'". BBC News online. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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