Peak District Caving

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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.