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  • An introduction to the caves and mines of Stoney Middleton Dale

    The caves of Stoney Middleton Dale have provided generations of cavers with their first introduction to the sport, and large groups of schoolchildren can often be seen in the lay-by just west of the village, preparing for their first supervised caving trip. The caves are never large and spectacular, rather they are often small and… Learn more

  • Cave maps of Stoney Middleton Dale

    The caving systems in Stoney Middleton Dale are some of the most extensive in Derbyshire. This section contains various maps showing  the various routes. Each one can be downloaded by clicking on its link. The following links will open a PDF of maps showing the caving systems of Stoney Middleton Dale Drainage of the Stoney Middleton area… Learn more

  • Pot-luck of boy soldier trapped in cave

    ONLY a miracle – and the determination of rescuers – saved boy soldier John Stevens when he became trapped underground 36 years ago. The 16-year-old had been ordered to plunge into a water-filled passage with no exit during a training exercise. After diving 90ft along the tunnel, John discovered an air pocket, but had no… Learn more