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List of caves in the United Kingdom

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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 and deepest

The longest cave system in the UK is The Three Counties System in the Yorkshire Dales, with 86.6 km (53.8 mi) 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]


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.



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

See also


  1. ^ Allen, Tim (Oct–Nov 2014). "The Longest Cave". Descent (Wild Places Publishing) (240): 36. 

External links

  • UK Caves
  • Caves of Settle, North Yorkshire
  • Peak District Caves (UK)
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