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*Summer Holiday Event* Self-Guided Poole's Cavern Walk-Through

  • Location Buxton
  • Price from £10.00


Running: Wednesday 24th July- Tuesday 3rd September 2024. 
This event has limited capacity- regrettably we cannot guarantee entry for walk-ups. 

Poole's Cavern is a family friendly, dog friendly, all weather, accessible experience. Book on to our Self-Guided Poole's Cavern Walk through and explore our ancient natural limestone cavern, found on the outskirts of the historic Spa town of Buxton in the High Peak of Derbyshire. Enthusiastic Custodians will be on hand throughout the cave to answer your questions and add to your information pack provided upon entry. This journey beneath the earth will allow you to marvel at the beautifully illuminated rock sculpted galleries, see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years & discover how Poole's Cavern has been visited through the centuries. The self-guided Poole's Cavern Walk-Through allows you to enjoy our underground world at your leisure, with the accompaniment of written material enhancing your understanding of our formations, history and cave science. We suggest a leisurely walk through our cave will last approximately 30 minutes. Last entry is 17:00, with the Cave & Visitor Centre closing at 17:30.

Combine your cavern visit with a walk through our woodland Country Park to Grin Low viewpoint, lunch at the cavern cafe or time to explore the town of Buxton Spa. 

Important Information: 
 The temperature underground is a constant 7° centigrade, 44 Fahrenheit. There are 28 steps in the cavern, no more than 11 in one place. Pushchairs and child buggies are permitted in the cave, however please note there are 28 steps and some narrow areas; we recommend the use of child carriers. Pushchairs can be left at your own risk at the cavern entrance. There are just two low points. One located at the entrance and one located by the first set of steps. Both low points are clearly marked with 'Mind Your Head' signs. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a short lead. ( Please purchase one Dog ticket per dog ) Carer tickets are for registered carers accompanying a paying visitor; Carer cards or proof must be shown on arrival. Wheelchairs can only access around 1/3 of the cave. If you have any additional requirements or questions please call 01298 26978 before booking.


    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs


  • Custom Policy