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Monsal Trail, Peak District National Park SK17 8TD England
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Cavern Tour with Blue John Stone Polishing Activity
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Cavern Tour with Blue John Stone Polishing Activity

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Find out what Blue John Stone actually is at a place it is mined. On the guided tour of the cavern you will see the largest deposits of Blue John Stone in situ, and some of the finest stalactites in the Peak District. This is the only one of the Caverns at Castleton where you can have 'hands on' experience to work with the Blue John Stone, and make your own polished specimen of the rare mineral in our workshops with our craftspeople to help you.<br><br>Learn about the geology of Treak Cliff Hill, why the mineral formed only here, and why it is so unique. Discover the 300 year old history of people mining and using Blue John Stone: see the collections and artifacts the owners have on display to tell their story. Browse the shop for unique Blue John Stone pieces produced on our site, direct from our mine.
US$25.46 per adult
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franny69 wrote a review Nov 2020
Burscough, United Kingdom99 contributions28 helpful votes
Great directions off TripAdvisor we couldn’t go all the way round because water covered a few of them. But we were the only ones there. It was lovely ! Autumn colour leaves 🍁 stunning. The walk itself was a bit hairy in places but very enjoyable!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Sam3314 wrote a review Oct 2020
Derby, United Kingdom1480 contributions418 helpful votes
We walked down through the nature reserve from the Pennine Bridleway to the Monsal Trail. The nature reserve is attractive but you need good walking shoes when the weather is/has been wet as the path down is narrow and steep and gets very muddy and slippery under foot. The Monsal trail through the dale is very good as easy walking. Interesting to see the old lime kilns.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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A little woman in a big world 🗺 wrote a review Sep 2020
Derby, United Kingdom559 contributions1083 helpful votes
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Another beautiful part of the Peak District. Parking was easy to find. Toilets and a cafe, following all COVID-19 rules. Easy to follow path with lots of signs along the way. Lots of opportunities to take some lovely pictures.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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nb888 wrote a review Sep 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom265 contributions109 helpful votes
Excellent gorge once you get away from the tourist parts. I especially like eating the watercress that grows freely here with a nice steak dinner... mmm
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Date of experience: September 2020
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nikang wrote a review Jun 2020
Derby, United Kingdom370 contributions24 helpful votes
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we parked on the A6 lay-by and walked down to chee dale via the river.. 2 lots of stepping stones on the way loads to see and explore.. one of the very best in derbyshire not to be missed. takes about 2-3 hours each way. no toilets or shops so take your own food and drink.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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