Take a journey beneath the earth…

…with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll though beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.

Poole's Cavern Buxton

Poole’s Cavern in Buxton is the all weather location where you can shelter from the rain or find cool in the shade.

Explore Poole’s Cavern with our expert guides and journey through the beautifully illuminated chambers and paved walkways to discover yourself the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District.

Take a virtual tour of the Poole’s Cavern chambers, but, if you want it to be a surprise, skip this bit and see it in real life.

Above Ground

Grinlow, Buxton

Take a stroll through Buxton Country Park and follow one of our woodland sculpture trails to the hilltop viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple with spectacular peak land views.

Our Visitor centre includes the Cafe@ the Cavern with a wide range of delicious produce including daily specials, light snacks and fair trade coffee. The cafe also has free WIFI to keep you in touch with the World.

Also our rock shop with gems and mineral samples, jewellery and Peak District products, including…

  • Rock, crystal and gemstone gifts.
  • Silver jewellery
  • Onyx carved gifts, candle holders, stone goblets etc.
  • Guide Books, maps nature guides and other local interest publications
  • Cottage Delight Jams, Chutneys and preserves
  • Wild Olive Soaps and Candles

If the weather is good, then eat, drink and chat about your visit in our beautiful outdoor seating areas.

Café @ The Cavern, Buxton

Summer Opening Times:
March – October open 9:30am – 5pm
Tours every 20 minutes

Winter Opening Times:
November – February open 10am – 4pm
Weekends: Tours Every 20 minutes
Weekdays: Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

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👉 Our message to everyone this morning is very simple.

If you do not live, work in, or are on essential business related to COVID-19 activities in the Peak District - stay at home.

What this means:

❌ Travelling by car to visit the National Park - NOT essential
❌ Riding your motorbike to visit the National Park - NOT essential
❌ Bringing a bike or other equipment to enjoy in the National Park - NOT essential
❌ Meeting others for a picnic or BBQ in the National Park - NOT essential

On only a handful of occasions in our almost 70-year history have we made this request of our millions of visitors, and when the time is right, we will be here with a warm welcome. So for now, please...

Stay Home - Protect Our NHS - Save Lives

Thank you 🙏

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We have been dismayed over recent days at the number of people out and about within the Peak District . Groups of people walking , riding, running who have clearly travelled some distance to be here and are effectively “carrying on as normal”. The number of households containing 4 people with bikes has surprised us given the number of cars seen with people and bikes in.

People should exercise safely and locally and not carry on with their adventures as normal. On various activity forums comments have been made of “we always go out there”, “we are always careful”, “ I have never had an accident”.

Most, if not all people who Mountain Rescue Teams assist are always careful and 99.9% have never been rescued before. Yet Peak District teams still get called out over 300 times a year.

If you have an accident in the current Covid 19 outbreak, please remember this;

Your rescue can not be guaranteed and if it is, it may not be as quick a response as normal

Assuming you do get a response, you will be putting at least 12 team members at potential risk from Covid 19

You will be putting at least 12 team members families at risk from Covid 19

You will be putting the ambulance service staff at additional risk from Covid 19

You will be taking up an ambulance resource that will be required elsewhere

When you eventually get treated at hospital which may take some time due to the current crisis you will be taking up resource and you will be putting NHS staff at additional risk.

If it is a serious accident you may not get to see your loved ones for some time as you may end up isolated.

The Peak District countryside and hills will still be here when this crisis passes. The grass may even be little greener and the tracks and trails a little narrower and less muddy


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Poole’s Cavern closed to the public from Thursday 19th March
In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, Buxton Civic Association has today made the difficult decision to close the visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

The decision to close is to safeguard our visitors, staff and volunteers based upon latest government advice. We will review the situation as it evolves and re-open at the earliest safe opportunity.

Although the visitor centre, cavern and café will be closed, the country park woodland public footpaths currently remain open. The latest advice is to access open areas close to home and maintain social distancing. We would also ask dog owners and all visitors to please take waste to a bin as there will be fewer staff to keep the woods free of litter this spring.
For further information on existing or future group bookings or anything else please email info@poolescavern.co.uk

Buxton Civic Association the owners of Poole’s Cavern are an independent charity who are reliant on visitor income to support our educational and environmental commitments.
Thank you to all our visitors and café regulars for your support and we hope to see you all again soon.
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