Pooles Cavern

A cloudy day in the Peak District is better than a sunny day at the office.

Pooles Cavern is situated in Buxton Country Park which is 100 acres of beautiful woodland on the slopes of Grin Low hill. There are also trails which lead to the viewpoint known as Solomon’s Temple with panoramic views of the Peak District landscape.

Whilst you’re exploring the area you’ll notice unusual hollows and bumps in the ground. These are the marks of the 18th century Lime burners which are now host to a wide variety of meadow plants and flowers.

Pooles Cavern is open all year round.

From March to October the caves are open 9.30am – 5pm.

During winter the caves are open during the following hours.

Weekday tours are 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. At the weekend the caves open from 10am – 4pm.

The caves:

For centuries curious visitors have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Pooles Cavern. Pre-historic cave dwellers and the Romans ventured underground. Legend tells of a medieval robber’s treasure hidden under ground.

The vast water sculpted caverns and glistening stalactite and stalagmite formations were regarded by 17th century explorers as one of the wonders of the peak district.

Make sure you take time and plan a visit to Pooles cavern. Your tour will be with an expert guide and the journey will take through the beautifully illuminated chambers and paved walkways to discover for yourself the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District.

Pooles cavern and Buxton Country park can be found at Green lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH and enquiries can be made on (01298) 26978

Further information can be found on their web site

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