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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).

view from the wemyss looking towards buckhaven
At this point you leave the village and walk a very short distance
to the first cave on the tour.

wemyss caves, court cave, exterior of the court cave
 The Court Cave

Looking into the Court Cave from entrance.
wemyss caves, view into the court cave, supporting brick pillar can be seen

wemyss caves, court cave nestling into hillside
Looking back towards what can bee seen of this large cave
that nestles into the hillside.

wemyss caves, view looking along shore towards buckhaven
A look both ways along the beach.
wemyss caves, view of shoreline looking towards wemyss

wemyss caves, doo cave, exterior photo
The Doo Cave

wemyss caves, doo cave, interior showing nesting boxes clearly on rear wall
The nest boxes can be seen clearly in the sandstone walls and
in the images below.
wemyss caves, doo cave close up of nesting boxes on side wall

wemyss caves, doo cave looking to the rear of the cave, now filled with soil
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.

wemyss caves, doo cave interesting coloured patterns on walls
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.

wemyss caves, doo cave nesting boxes on rear wall

wemyss caves, doo cave nesting boxes, side wall
Many of the nesting boxes can still be clearly seen.
wemyss caves, doo cave rear nesting boxes

wemyss caves, doo cave, organised tour of visitors outside this cave
Outside the Doo Cave

wemyss caves, making way along the sea wall from the doo cave
The group make there way along the sea wall to the next cave.

wemyss caves, fern cave
This is the Fern Cave (to the left of the Well Cave)

wemyss caves, well cave, entrance to this cave is restricted
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.

wemyss caves, unnamed cave, entrance to this cave
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
wemyss caves, unnamed cave, looking further into this cave, low headroom here
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
wemyss caves, unnamed cave view at the rear of cave
A good torch is needed as there are a number of boulders on the floor.
wemyss caves, unnamed cave looking back towards entrance
Looking back up the slope towards the entrance in the Unnamed Cave

wemyss caves, stopping to look at site of time team dig
A quick stop to look at one of the areas where the Time Team excavated.

wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, entrance to jonathan's cave
The group enter Jonathan's Cave.

wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, the tour looking at drawings within this 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.
wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, tour guide points out the longship

wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, long ship jonathans cave at right rear of cave
An early photo of the longship

wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, looking at pictish ogham script
The guide shows the visitors the markings that are thought
to represent Pictish ogham script.
wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, ogham script
An early photo of the Ogham Script.

wemyss caves, jonathon's cave, the bench at the rear of jonathan's cave
The bench at the rear of the cave.

wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, the guide points out more drawings
The guide points out the numerous drawings to be found in this cave.
wemyss caves, jonathan's cave has the most drawings to view, some can be hard to see

wemyss caves, jonathan's cave, siloute of tour leaving jonathans cave
The group leave Jonathan's Cave

wemyss caves, making way along the well weathered coastal path
and make their way along the coastal path to the next cave.

wemyss caves, looking back at the coastal path
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.

wemyss caves, sloping cave, view of entrance to this cave
Entrance to the Sloping Cave

wemyss caves, sloping cave, the guide again points out drawings
Inside the Sloping Cave the guide points out things of interest.

wemyss caves, sloping cave, plenty of headroom in this cave

wemyss caves, sloping cave, the guide takes group a little deeper into this cave
Lets go a little deeper.. just a little further... and its getting darker..

wemyss caves, sloping cave, a view to the rear of the sloping cave
A view looking towards the rear of the Sloping cave.

wemyss caves, sloping cave, looking back towards the entrance - sloping cave
The group leave the Sloping Cave.
wemyss caves, sloping cave, group leaving the sloping cave

wemyss caves, sloping cave, view to the forth from sloping cave entrance
Looking out of the opening of the Sloping Cave

wemyss caves, making way back along coastal path
and once again make their way back along the coastal path to the
exhibition centre, for a well deserved cup of tea.

wemyss caves, view of well worn coastal path back towards east wemyss

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