We found an opportunity yesterday to go down a hole in the ground, having been at Castleton with Rosie to take local photographs. Speedwell Cavern is situated at the bottom of Winnats Pass in Derbyshire. It is unique as a visit and the caverns are deliberately isolated from the rest of the cave system to maintain this unique access.
Although I have spent some time in my youth going down holes in the Derbyshire countryside, which has one of the largest cave systems in Europe, this was my first trip down Speedwell Cavern. I was not disappointed and would recommend this unusual attraction to anyone who is moderately fit enough to climb the steps in their own time.
If you are thinking of visiting the Cavern, car parking is £4 all day at the machine. Pay the car parking fee when you book your cavern trip and you will be charged £1 for the parking and given a hand written ticket for your windscreen. If you are a pensioner or a carer, you will need to ask for concessions.