At Poole’s cavern you can take a Journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal stalactites and stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years. LED lighting has recently been installed, meaning that you can see the incredible underground world as never before.
Back above ground there is the beautiful country park and woodlands to enjy and an opportunity to have a break in the Cavern café with meals or snacks, cakes and coffee served all day. There is also a shop and two picnic areas plus a safe play area for children and toddlers.
Wheelchair users can access the main chamber of the cave which is 100 metres/300ft long unassisted. There are a total of 28 steps along the remaining cave path, 14 up and 14 down. The longest descent is 10 steps which lead to the final chamber 300metres/1000ft from the entrance. Groups return along the same route. The staff are trained and experienced so just let them know if you need any assistance with your visit.
There are dedicated car parking bays for disabled access and level access through the visitor centre which includes the Cavern exhibition with archaeology found in the cave on display plus a film showing the ‘unseen’ parts of Poole’s cavern. Toilet facilities include a separate toilet adapted for disabled people. Toilets are in the main visitor centre building.
Ask on arrival for tour times and purchase your ticket. Guided tours of the cavern last approximately 50 minutes and begin every 20 minutes throughout the day (seasonal variations).
There is a constant temperature of 7°C in the cavern, so dress warmly. Sensible footwear for an outdoor day is advised.
A free leaflet and map of Buxton Country Park showing the paths is available from the visitor centre. The woodland trails are steep and may be rough in places. Due to the terrain we advise that the woodland trails are not suitable for wheelchair users and child pushchairs/buggies
- Access to entrance
- Entrance Surface Material
- Solid Surface
- Contact Details
- Green Lane
- Post Code
- SK17 9DH
- Email Address