Fern and Roman Caves

Useful Information

Location: Matlock Bath, Derbysbire. On the summit of High Tor.
Open: closed.
Fee: closed.
Classification: lead mine, former lead veins now worked out.
Light: none, no light needed.
Guided tours: L=200 m, D=15 min.
Address: Matlock and High Tor Recreation Grounds Co. Ltd., High Tor Office, The Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, Tel: +44-1629-582344.
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Fern and Roman caves are situated on the summit of High Tor. They are a series of very old, worked-out lead veins, and are roofless fissures. No lights are needed. The caves add another point of interest to a pleasant ramble through the personal grounds in which they are situated.

Text from: Tony and Anne Oldham (1972): Discovering Caves - A guide to the Show Caves of Britain. With kind permission by Tony Oldham.