Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton, Derbyshire
Underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks and fossils. Home of Blue John stone.

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Treak Cliff Cavern is of international fame and geological importance. It has been a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for many years and by agreement with English Nature all the Blue John Stone deposits on the visitor route are preserved. However, Blue John Stone is regularly mined in Treak Cliff Cavern, from areas not seen by visitors. This is then crafted into fine jewellery, small bowls, ornaments and other decorative items.

Looking towards Speedwell Cavern at Castleton

See also

Peak Cavern or The Devil's Arse

Blue John Cavern

Peveril Castle

Speedwell Cavern

Castleton Guide

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