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Castleton Peak

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Marvel at the impressive approach to Peak Cavern by following the stream on historic alleyways. Local traffic on a short section.

Castleton Peak

Access for All

Distance: 350 m to the start of the ascent to Peak Cavern

Nearest Facilities: Castleton

Directions

  1. Head between the café and shop opposite the visitor centre to meet and follow the stream.
  2. Turn right at the T-junction to cross the stream by the bridge.
  3. Turn left immediately after the bridge and follow the stream and path round the front of the houses to Peak Cavern.

Castleton Peak Route Map (356KB) 

Alternative

Consider exploring underground with a mobility-friendly entrance tour at Peak Cavern. The path steepens up to the cave entrance.

Getting there

Start at Castleton Visitor Centre. Via the A6187 along the Hope Valley.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK1491 8296

Postcode: S33 8WN

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Parking: 6 dedicated disabled

Toilet: open 8am to 5pm; baby change

Refreshments: 9.30am to 5pm

Do you know?

  • Peak Cavern is the largest cave entrance in Britain and was one of the original 16th century Seven Wonders of the Peak.
  • Rope makers worked and lived in an underground village at the cave for over five centuries.
  • The crag above the cave entrance formed a natural defence for Peveril Castle above.

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