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Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern


Winnats Pass,
Hope Valley,
S33 8WA


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 underground lake in the natural Speedwell Cavern.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours mandatory

Opening details

Last tour leaves an hour before closing (times may vary)


Adult Ticket £10.00
Child Ticket (5 - 15 yrs) £8.00
Concessions 9.00
Family Ticket £32.00
4 year olds and under free

Why not take advantage of our fantastic offer to visit both Peak and Speedwell Cavern with a Joint Ticket



See location of Speedwell Cavern on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 138826  Lat: 53.34074 Long: -1.79284

From Sheffield, take the A625, then the A6187 through Hope to Castleton. Follow the A6187 from Castleton and turn left up Arthurs Way/Winnats Pass. The cavern is situated at the foot of Winnats Pass on the left, half a mile west of Castleton village.

From Manchester, take the A6 to Chapel en le Frith and then follow the signs for the A6 but take the slip road signposted Rushup and Edale. Follow this past Blue John Cavern by way of hairpin bend to right. After approx 100 metres take left turn down Winnats Pass into Castleton and the cavern is on the right at the bottom.

The nearest railway station is Hope Station (2 miles) or Edale.

Bus No. 272 from Sheffield to Castleton
Bus No. 274 from Chesterfield to Castleton


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory