Wemyss Caves Tours organised during the Summer months.
Meet at the Wemyss Caves Education Centre.
Regular tours of the Wemyss Caves are organised monthly throughout the summer months. Below are some photographs taken on one of the tours. This will give you an idea of what you are missing and why you should come visit the East Wemyss Exhibition Centre and take part in a tour of the caves... (press on any cave name below to see some information about that particular cave in a pop up window).
At this point you leave the village and walk a very short distance
to the first cave on the tour.
The Court Cave
Looking into the Court Cave from entrance.
Looking back towards what can bee seen of this large cave
that nestles into the hillside.
A look both ways along the beach.
The Doo Cave
The nest boxes can be seen clearly in the sandstone walls and
in the images below.
Looking into the back of the Doo Cave. As can be seen a lot of earth has been washed into the rear of the cave, making a steep slope to the rear.
There are some astounding colours to be seen in and around the cave walls.
This being caused by natural seepage of water and build up of salts.
Many of the nesting boxes can still be clearly seen.
Outside the Doo Cave
The group make there way along the sea wall to the next cave.
This is the Fern Cave (to the left of the Well Cave)
This is the entrance to the Well Cave. The entrance is locked as access to
this cave is quite difficult. A full explanation of the importance of this
cave is given by the tour guide.
Entrance to the Unnamed Cave
(the guide did not take the group into this cave but here are some
pictures taken of the interior.
Looking into the opening of this cave
There is not much headroom in this cave so you have to walk
or move about in a stooped fashion.
Below is a photo of the rear of the unnamed cave
A good torch is needed as there are a number of boulders on the floor.
Looking back up the slope towards the entrance in the Unnamed Cave
A quick stop to look at one of the areas where the Time Team excavated.
The group enter Jonathan's Cave.
The guide points out the carving of a long ship on the wall.
Below you can just see the outline of the ship above the guides head.
An early photo of the longship
The guide shows the visitors the markings that are thought
to represent Pictish ogham script.
An early photo of the Ogham Script.
The bench at the rear of the cave.
The guide points out the numerous drawings to be found in this cave.
The group leave Jonathan's Cave
and make their way along the coastal path to the next cave.
You can either walk on the shore or along this uneven path.
You can now see why its suggested that you wear sensible foot wear.
Entrance to the Sloping Cave
Inside the Sloping Cave the guide points out things of interest.
Lets go a little deeper.. just a little further... and its getting darker..
A view looking towards the rear of the Sloping cave.
The group leave the Sloping Cave.
Looking out of the opening of the Sloping Cave
and once again make their way back along the coastal path to the
exhibition centre, for a well deserved cup of tea.