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Peak District Caves and Caverns

Peak District Caves and Caverns

Peak District is one of the four parts of the UK where caving has become a favourite activity for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers. Caves in the Peak District are composed of limestone, which has contributed towards a feast of wild and weird natural sculptures- an alien world utterly different from what we see above the ground. It is a world made up of various labyrinths of winding passageways, delicate cave formations, vast chambers and beautiful waterfalls, which not many people see. So why not experience this amazingly mysterious part of England through some of the most exciting adventures underground? Take a trip through limestone passageways, past rock formations and learn how they were sculpted through water over thousands of years ago. If you want to push yourself and fancy a challenge, be prepared to wade in underground rivers, crawl and squeeze through narrow passageways, climb breathtaking waterfalls and travel clear rock pools.

Poole’s Cavern

Poole’s Cavern, also known as the first Wonder of The Peak, is surrounded by state of the art LED lighting system to highlight the breathtaking crystal formations, which create a fairytale type effect under the 300-metre chamber. The cave turns into total darkness once the lights are completely turned off so you can experience the authentic look of the cave. Read more about Poole’s Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern

Beautiful cave formations and the Blue John Stone are characteristics of the Treak Cliff Cavern, which was a working mine 300 years ago. While visiting the Treak Cliff Cavern you will come across The Blue John Dragon, a children friendly dragon made out of Treak Cliff Blue vein, white onyx and marcasite. The dragon took 65 hours to complete in 2014. Find out more.

Great Masson Cavern

One of the oldest caves known in the Peak District Great Masson Cavern is a lead mine and opened for the public during Victorian times. It is said that the Great Masson Cavern has some of the best-kept miner’s and earliest inscriptions in the country. Great Masson Cavern makes up part of the Heights Of Abraham tourist attraction.