Peak District Caving

HomeThe CavesCastletonSpeedwell Mine and Cavern

Speedwell Mine and Cavern

Entrance of Speedwell Mine and Cavern


Show cave open daily all year round as far as Bottomless Pit. Access beyond this point not normally permitted, except for specially approved projects. Connections from Peak Cavern & JH (James Halls Over Engine Mine) gated as part of management restriction on through trips.


The cave carries a large stream directly from the swallets of Rushup Edge to the resurgences of Russet Well and Slop Moll. It is seriously flood prone.


Sheldon, W (2022), Historic Speedwell Route, Descent 287, Page 10, Wild Places Publishing
Brock, L. (2022), OI' Wisdom - Reconnecting T'owd Mans Route - a short sump, The Derbyshire Caver No 156, Page 10-11., Derbyshire Caving Association
Additional information (documents & references)