Region details

Long caves:
19 caves are at least 1 km long
Deep caves:
31 caves are at least 60 m deep
Area map:
View map of the caves in the Mendip region

Many short cave systems, often steeply sloping. Dominated by sporting streamways, interspersed by sumps. Some potholes but relatively few big pitches. A few very well decorated caves.

Despite being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mendip Hills are not in any national park.