Peak Cavern (the Devil's Arse) Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
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How to get there
from the A6 Manchester-Buxton road at Chapel-en-le-Frith branch off on the minor road (formerly A625) to Mam Tor, and from there take the steep narrow road down Winnats Pass to reach Castleton. Peak Cavern is on the right as you reach the village. From the A6 at Bakewell take the A622 to Calver and Grindleford, then fork left to follow the River Derwent to Hathersage, where you turn left again and follow the A6187 to Castleton. Peak Cavern is through the other side of the village. From Shefffield, take the A625 to Fox House, continue to Hathersage and then pick up the A6187 as above.
By Bus: the 200 bus from Chapel-en-le-Frith goes to Castleton via the Winnats Pass. From Sheffield take the 272 bus to Castleton. From Bakewell, take the 173 bus to Tideswell or Litton and there pick up the 174 Baslow-Castleton bus.
By Train: trains from Manchester to Sheffield stop at Hope Station, about 4km from the cavern. Either walk from there or pick up one of the buses mentioned.
When is it open?
April to October - every day, 10.00am to 5.00pm, November to March - weekends only 10.00am to 5.00pm. Last Tour is 45 mins before closing.
What does it cost?
Adult £10.25/ Child (5-15 years) £8.25/ Concessions £9.75/ Family (2 adults + 2 children) £33.00/ Additional Child £7.00. Combined tickets for Peak Cavern and Speedwell Cavern are available at a discounted price.
Party Rates for school parties are available - please enquire: 01433 620285
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