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Speedwell Cavern

Winnats Pass, CASTLETON, Hope Valley, S33 8WA

You have to descend 105 steps to a narrowboat that takes you on a one-mile underground exploration of floodlit caverns, part of which was once a lead mine. The hand-carved tunnels open out into a network of natural caverns and underground rivers. Your journey ends at the Bottomless Pit, a huge subterranean lake in a huge, cathedral-like cavern.

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Tel: 01433 620512
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£8.75 (ch £6.75). Family (2ad+2ch) £29

Opening times

Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 25 Dec. Phone to check winter opening times due to weather. Last boat 4pm
Average visit 1hr




Partly accessible. 105 steps in one flight down to boat & back up again to surface

Speedwell Cavern


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A625 becomes A6187 at Hathersage. 0.5m W of Castleton

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