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Treak Cliff Cavern
0.54km from Speedwell Cavern
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and The cave comprises two sections, the Old Series, discovered by lead miners in the 18th century, and the New Series, discovered during blasting in the 1920s. Mined for the rare Blue John ornamental mineral for over 300 years, the Visitor Attraction is a family run business, operated by the Harrison family, continuously since 1945.
0.58km from Speedwell Cavern
Winnats Pass is a tough climb in the Peak District from the village of Castleton heading West through a steep limestone cleft. The valley was created by melting glaciers wearing away the rock – the limestone gradually dissolved and streams flowed through and under cracks and fissures in the rock. The road winds through a cleft, surrounded by high limestone ridges. At the foot of the pass is the entrance to Speedwell Cavern, a karst cave accessed through a flooded lead mine, and which is a popu
Blue John Cavern
0.89km from Speedwell Cavern
The Blue John Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. This popular showcave is home to 8 of the 14 known veins of a rare form of fluorspar known as Blue John Stone. Visitors can view old mining equipment and visit the Waterfall Cavern and Grand Crystallized Cavern on regular guided tours. The cavern takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts outside the tourist season and made locally into jewelry.
0.91km from Speedwell Cavern
Peak Cavern is the only wholly natural cavern of the four and is the least commercialized. Peak Cavern is almost entirely natural; the only artificial part of the cave was blasted to bypass a low tunnel that was only accessible by lying down on a boat. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of peoples here.
Peak District National Park
0.97km from Speedwell Cavern
The Peak District is one of the UK's most visited national parks spanning around 555 square miles. Considered by many as the spiritual home of the free access to the countryside we all enjoy today, the Peak District continues to provide a warm welcome to those seeking some of their first inspirational connections with nature.
1km from Speedwell Cavern
Cave Dale is a dry limestone valley in the Derbyshire Peak District, England. It was initially formed by glacial meltwater carving a deep narrow valley in the local soluble limestone. There are some wonderful limestone scenery and great views of the Derbyshire Dales countryside from the high points. The walk climbs to a height of over 1400ft so it is quite a challenging hike.
1.01km from Speedwell Cavern
The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England's earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176. It served as a base for the government of the local area. One of the iconic building and it attracts a lot of visitors here.
1.45km from Speedwell Cavern
Mam Tor, meaning ‘Mother Hill’, is a 517-meter high hill near Castleton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire and is one of the most famous walks in the Peak District. There are great views from the top and it is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also called “The Shivering Mountain” because of frequent landslips. The hill is crowned by a late Bronze Age and early Iron Age univallate hill fort, and two Bronze Age bowl barrows. One of the main trekking destinations and also you can spe
1.82km from Speedwell Cavern
The Great Ridge is arguably the most walked ridge line in England, connecting the summits of Lose Hill and Mam Tor whilst dividing the gritstone Dark Peak to the North and the limestone dales to the South. With the addition of Win Hill, it makes for a spectacular and challenging Peak District hiking adventure.
2.58km from Speedwell Cavern
A beautiful hill ridge in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. One of the beautiful locations here which attract a lot of tourists and it is also a good viewpoint which gives a spectacular view of the surrounding area.
2.98km from Speedwell Cavern
Lose Hill walk is a great short route to do from Castleton in the Peak District. The summit is slightly shorter at 476 meters than nearby Mam Tor, which is 517 meters. One of the naturally beautiful areas which provides a great view of the area and also you can spend some good time here.
5.3km from Speedwell Cavern
A majestic and beautiful mountain that occupies a wonderful position near the village of Hope. The views from the summit are superb with Lose Hill and the Castleton Ridge, Edale, the moors of Kinder Scout, Ladybower Reservoir and the wild moors and edges of the eastern Peak District all included in a glorious panorama. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a good time here.
6.32km from Speedwell Cavern
Jacob's Ladder is a bridleway between Kinder Scout plateau and the hamlet of Upper Booth in the Vale of Edale, in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. In the 18th century, Jacob Marshall farmed the land at Edale Head, at the top of what became known as Jacob's Ladder. He cut steps into this steep section of the route up to the Kinder plateau. Jacob's Ladder is also a biblical term referring to the ladder to heaven which Jacob dreamt about.
6.82km from Speedwell Cavern
Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, at the heart of the Peak District National Park. It was built between 1935 and 1943 by the Derwent Valley Water Board to supplement the other two reservoirs in supplying the water needs of the East Midlands. It was now one of the tourist attraction by its natural beauty and also there are several activities here.
7.13km from Speedwell Cavern
Bamford Edge is an overhang of gritstone rock that lies 1.5km north of the small village of Bamford in Derbyshire. It boasts unparalleled views across the Peak District. It has numerous trails across it and, on a clear day, provides views of almost all of the Hope Valley. Some trails come out at New Road opposite the Yorkshire Bridge public house.
7.24km from Speedwell Cavern
Kinder Scout is a high windswept upland gritstone plateau, most of which stands at around 600 metres above sea level. The highest point is Crowden Head, which at 631 meters is also the highest point in the Peak District. It offers some of the most challenging but rewarding walks in the Peak District, where you’ll encounter gentle streams, dark gritstone, steep rocks to scramble up, unique peat, and the glorious Kinder Downfall.
8.62km from Speedwell Cavern
Derwent Edge is a Millstone Grit escarpment that lies above the Upper Derwent Valley in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
8.82km from Speedwell Cavern
Derwent Reservoir is the middle of three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley in the north of Derbyshire, England. It lies approximately 10 miles from Glossop and 10 miles from Sheffield. The River Derwent flows first through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir, and finally through Ladybower Reservoir. One of the iconic attractions surrounded by nature and it is a nice area to relax too.
8.96km from Speedwell Cavern
The White Peak is known for its gently rolling limestone plateau, dissected by limestone dales. In many places, the dales are steep-sided and contrast sharply with the plateau land above, whilst in other places the plateau grades more gently into shallow dales. One of the beautiful trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time there in the middle of nature.
9.3km from Speedwell Cavern
Millers Dale is a valley on the River Wye in Derbyshire. It is a popular beauty spot in the Peak District of England, much of the area being preserved as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby is Ravenstor and Chee Dale, both popular with rock-climbers. Just to the north of the Dale lies the village of Wormhill and the lesser known valleys of Peter Dale and Monk's Dale, the latter being listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a nature reserve.
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Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WA, UK
The Speedwell caves are set at the foot of the Winnats Pass. It is one of 4 caves in the village of Castleton. Once a lead mine, the watery tunnels of Speedwell Cavern were originally blasted by miners over 200 years ago searching for treasures beneath the ground using primitive tools. A fascinating boat ride through the flooded workings of an 18thC lead mine. The boat trips are fully supervised by experienced guides and take you deep inside a limestone hill to the 'bottomless pit', a huge under