Speedwell Cavern, Winnats Pass, 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. Speedwell Cavern is at the foot of Winnats Pass. From the A6 at Bakewell take the B6001 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. Speedwell Cavern is through the other side of the village and a short walk is necessary. From Sheffield, take the A621 to Fox House, continue to Hathersage and then pick up the A6013 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 and walk from the village. From Bakewell, take the 173 bus to Tideswell or Litton and there pick up the 174 Baslow-Castleton bus.
When is it open?
April to October open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm, and November to March open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Closed on Xmas Day. Last Tour is 1 hour before closing time.
What does it cost?
Adult £11.00/ Child (5-15yrs) £9.00/ concessions £10.00/ Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £36.00 (Additional child £7.75). Combined tickets are available for Speedwell and Peak Caverns at a discount.
Party rates for school parties are available - please enquire: 01433 623018
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