Water Icicle Close Cavern

Cave details

1.1 km
Vertical range:
< 60 m
Part mine
Peak District

A mine shaft drops into a series of relatively large passages. Earlier portions had their stalactites harvested by miners, but more recent discoveries contain impressive anthodites and other formations. The recent extensions are gated and a leadership system is in operation under the Orpheus Caving Club.

The depth is quoted as 65 metres, but the mine shaft makes up part of that, with the natural vertical range being about 8 metres less than the quoted depth.