Full Cave Registry entry 3D model



16th December 2020 - No access currently available during Covid-19 pandemic. See for details

Show cave open daily all year round as far as Devils Staircase.

For access beyond this point, visit E-mail or call Alan Brentnall on 01663 746476. Giving choice of dates, and details of party. 

Peak Cavern Ltd. require sight of visiting cavers' Public Liability Insurance certificate.  No permission for under 18's. Charge made per head. Parking in village. Meet & change at TSG HQ (The Chapel).


Frequent flooding occurs during the winter months, resulting in long stretches of the show cave being sumped, sometimes for several days.



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