Devis Hole Mine Caves (Swaledale & Arkengarthdale)


Issued: 22 May 2018

Natural cave is reached via extensive and complex mine workings. The current entrance was excavated in the 1970s and is low, potentially wet, unstable and at high risk of collapse. Enter only with those fully aware of the dangers of old mines. Various anchors of uncertain vintage and unlikely integrity on shafts.



Access restored following collapses in entrance Summer 2019.

This cave is on access land. Click here for more information.


NGR: SE051960

Lat/long: 54.3595022773895,-1.92302572592106


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Please note that grid references are correct to the best of our knowledge however are often taken from old books so they may not be absolutely accurate and are shown simply as a guide.

Entrance Photos

Devis Hole Mine Caves


Devis Hole Mine Caves is not equipped with any BCA approved anchors. Any placed anchors should be treated with extreme caution.

Rigging Topos and Descriptions


No surveys have been added for this cave yet.

Last updated: 6 Jul 2020

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