In Britain almost all caving takes place in areas where the rock is a form of limestone; the main caving areas are shown on the map below - so you may have to be prepared to travel quite a long way to go caving.


A Yorkshire Dales
B Peak District
C South Wales
D Forest of Dean
E Mendip Hills
F South Devon
G Assynt 

Other areas of interest to cavers can be found in north west Scotland (in Durness and Appin), North Wales, the Northern Pennines, Furness, South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North East Cheshire, the Isle of Skye and Ireland. Cornwall, Cumbria and a few other areas have metalliferous mines which are also of interest to cavers and mining historians.