Make a day of it – explore the Hope Valley
Treak Cliff Cavern is located in the Hope Valley at the heart of The Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, a site of outstanding natural beauty. After you’ve visited the Cavern you can follow the path to Mam Tor and take in the breathtaking views or visit the charming village of Castleton itself and perhaps even go to Pevril Castle.
We’re proud to be part of Castleton and we hope that you’ll take the chance to explore the area while you’re here. We’ve even devised a walk passes all 4 show caves, historical sites and monuments and more.
Enjoy your visit!
The Castleton Caverns Trail
We’ve produced a leaflet detailing a self-guided circular walk which takes you past all 4 of Castleton’s outstanding show caves, provides a glimpse the 1,000 year-old Peveril Castle, an Iron age hillfort and of course you’ll be surrounded by some of the most spectacular landscape in the country.
The leaflet includes fascinating historical and local information and can be bought from our gift shop or from the Castleton Visitor Centre.
The Hope Valley features some incredible landscapes and is rightly famed for its walking routes, many of them taking in Treak Cavern itself and the surrounding area. For more information about walks please visit this Visit Peak District page which includes routes to download along with paid-for guided walks for all ages and abilities.
The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above Castleton. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176. Read more at the Peveril Castle website. (Treak Cliff Cavern can be seen in the distance, just to the right of the top of the keep.)
Experience Peak District and Derbyshire have devised an itinerary for a varied tour of the Hope Valley. Including Treak Cliff Cavern and the other 3 show caves nearby, it takes in a Norman castle, a legendary English character, an iconic film location and a master of modern design. For more information see the 48 hours in the Hope Valley Itinerary.
The new Treak Cliff Cavern Interpretation Centre is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - to upgrade the visitor offer, by providing new toilets, heritage and interpretation centre. Project reference number: 101006.