List of caves in the United Kingdom
Longest, deepest and largest
The longest cave system in the UK is the Three Counties System in the Yorkshire Dales, with 86.7 km (53.9 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.
- The deepest cave in Wales and the UK is Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, 274.5 metres (901 ft) deep and containing around 50 km (31 mi) of passageways.
- The deepest cave in England is the Three Counties System which is 252 metres (827 ft) deep between the entrance of Large Pot, and the deepest point reached by diving in Gavel Pot.
- The deepest cave in Scotland is Cnoc nan Uamh ('hill of the caves') in Assynt, 83 metres (272 ft) deep.
- The deepest cave in Northern Ireland is Reyfad Pot in County Fermanagh, 193 metres (633 ft) deep.
A sea cave on the north side of Calder's Geo in Shetland was measured in 2014 at over 20 metres (66 ft) high and with a floor area of around 5,600 square metres (60,000 sq ft). This makes it the largest known cave chamber in the United Kingdom.
By English caving region.
See also Caves in Devon
The following are all within Derbyshire unless otherwise stated.
- Alum Pot
- Aquamole Pot
- Bar Pot, Gaping Gill
- Boxhead Pot
- Big Meanie (See Death's Head Hole)
- The Buttertubs
- Crackpot Cave
- Coal Hole Entrance (See Short Drop Cave)
- Death's Head Hole
- Disappointment Pot, Gaping Gill
- Ease Gill Caverns
- Eden Sike Cave, Mallerstang
- Flood Entrance Pot, Gaping Gill
- Gaping Gill
- Gavel Pot
- Great Douk Cave
- Goyden Pot
- Great Douk Cave
- Ingleborough Cave
- It's a Cracker (See Lost Pot)
- Jib Tunnel
- Juniper Gulf
- Langcliffe Pot
- Long Churn Caves
- Lost John's Cave
- Long Drop Cave
- Lost Pot
- Manchester Hole
- Marilyn, Gaping Gill (See Disappointment Pot)
- Mossdale Caverns
- Motley Pot, Gaping Gill (See Disappointment Pot)
- New Goyden Pot
- OBJ Pot, Gaping Gill (See Flood Entrance Pot)
- Oddmire Pot (See Langcliffe Pot)
- Rat Hole, Gaping Gill
- Rat Hole Sink, Gaping Gill (See Rat Hole)
- Rift Entrance (See Short Drop Cave)
- Rowten Pot
- Rumbling Beck Cave (See Rumbling Hole)
- Rumbling Hole
- Short Long Drop Cave (see Long Drop Cave)
- Simpson Pot
- Short Drop Cave
- Skirwith Cave
- Small Mammal Pot, Gaping Gill (See Bar Pot)
- Stile Pot, Gaping Gill (See Bar Pot)
- Stream Passage Pot, Gaping Gill
- Stump Cross Caverns
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- "Ogof Ffynnon Ddu - Surveys". South Wales Caving Club. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- " 'Biggest cave' is Calders Geo in Shetland at Esha Ness". BBC News. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "Esha Ness sea cave is 'largest in Britain'". BBC News. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "Cheddar cave 'biggest in Mendip Hills'". BBC News online. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.