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50 Years British Coal Rambling Club

C Walk 14-Jul-2019 Leader: Judy Gilbert  
Distance (miles): 5.50   Ascent (feet):   Difficulty: Easy

CASTLETON CIRCULAR
Derbyshire (T.B.C.)

Description:

We start with refreshments at the Castleton Visitor Cen-tre café, and then walk through the village to see the dramatic entrance to the Peak Cavern show cave. We re-trace our steps a little, and walk up a lane that leads to a path which skirts round the lower hillside to the foot of Winnats Pass. Here we can see the entrance to Speedwell Cavern show cave, which is well known for the boat trip it involves. We continue along the path to below Treak Cliff Cavern show cave, which is considered by some to have the best stalactite formations of all the Castleton caves. It is still actively mined for the famous Blue John stone, that is sold as jewellery in Castleton shops. We descend to the road, and walk back to the village. From here we take a path from the far end of the village, that follows the River Noe to Hope. After a refreshment stop in a café or pub in Hope, we return to Castleton by the path along the river.

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