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An amazingspeedwell canal underground boat trip!

It's hard to believe what lies beneath your feet as you explore the Hope Valley, but all will be revealed when you travel this cave system that lies 200 metres underneath Winnats Pass.

The hidden cave entrance leads to 105 steps down to the landing stage of an underground canal, where you will travel by boat through a 200 year old lead mine, which was carved out speedwell-cavernby hand tools and joins up with a range of natural caverns and underground rivers.

You cannot fail to be amazed as your boat brings you to the Bottomless Pit – a gigantic subterranean lake.

After your ride, you can visit the gift shop, where there is a selection of gifts and trinkets, including those made from our unique Blue John Stone – found nowhere else in the world!  Queen Elizabth II is the proud owner of a Blue John chalise which was commissioned for her silver jubilee.



April - October

10am - 5pm daily (later at peak times)

Last tour 4pm (later at peak times)

November - March

10am - 4pm daily

Last tour - 3pm

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