Projects & Digs

T'une Mouth Cave


T’une Mouth is a classic mud-choked fossil phreatic cave several metres above the west bank of the River Dove, 200m from the village of Keldholme. When this cave was first discovered it was only several metres long.

Current work

T’une Mouth has been a popular winter dig for us and the North York Moors Caving Club over the last few years, and has now been extended to approximately 15m long. As yet no natural cavities have been found, however, the water worn passage continues, albeit choked with mud. It is very hard work indeed digging here and there appears no potential for any breakthroughs at present. However, it does lie roughly on a line with Manor Vale Cave in Kirkbymoorside (another mud choked fossil phreatic cave), and the area between these two caves may hold some secrets.


T’une Mouth entrance appears on the ‘master survey’ (which includes Excalibur Pot, Bogg Hall Rising and Hutton Beck). This data is not publicly available however if you have a particular interest then please do get in touch.


T’une Mouth lies on private land and permission should be sought if planning a visit. Contact us for details.