Speedwell Cavern Outdoors

Speedwell Cavern
Winnats Pass
S33 8WA


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Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you.

Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.

From here you glide quietly through the workings of a 200 year old lead mine. Picture in your mind what it must have been like to carve out these tunnels using only the most primitive tools as your guide recounts the story of the mine which opens into a network of natural caverns and underground rivers.

At Halfway House the canal tunnel splits into two to allow oncoming boats to pass as you wend your way 200 metres below the surface of the hill before entering a magnificent cathedral-like cavern containing the awesome Bottomless Pit - a huge subterranean lake.

Owing to the nature of the cavern, Speedwell Cavern may not be suitable for all disabled visitors. Please call or email for information before your visit to avoid disappointment. .

Attraction Details

VenueSpeedwell Cavern
AddressWinnats Pass, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WA
Opening times9.30am - 5.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeOutdoors


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