It’s been a while since I did a report, we have been trying to move house which has been going wrong at every turn for the last few weeks so time has been at a premium.
We had set aside a weekend to move, which then didn’t happen, so we took a last minute break up to Derbyshire just to get away from our house full of boxes.
We ended up heading to the Peak District, stopping off at Poole’s Cavern to have a wander around the caves as this is something we hadn’t done before.
Poole’s Cavern is a limestone cave near Buxton which dates back possibly 2 million years. The name derives from an outlaw who robbed travellers in the 15th century, but investigations show that the cave was used by people as far back as the Bronze Age. The caves have been used as a tourist venue since the mid 1800’s, with Mary Queen of Scots believed to have visited more than once.
The caves are home to a large number of stalactites and stalagmites as well as other rock formations.
I took my camera, but as you can imagine getting pictures underground with minimal light is a challenge, but I feel like I managed to get some good results regardless.
This is a truly fascinating place, and the guides there are really passionate about it. There are currently 310 metres of cave open to the public, but investigations are still on going and it is believed that there may be several more miles of chambers to be discovered. It really is a good trip if you are in the area.
After this we visited a couple of other sites. I will do reports of these later in the week.
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