The Peak Speedwell System is located in the village of Castleton, made up of Peak Cavern, Speedwell Mine, James Hall Over Engine Mine and Titan Shaft. The system contains about 18km of cave passage, one of the deepest underground cave dives in the UK, down to a depth of 74 metres; the highest underground pitch in the UK which is 145 metres high, it has six known entrances but only four are usable.

Updated - 29/12/2020
Covid 19 - Peak Speedwell System (Including Titan & James Hall)
Trips into Peak Cavern via the show cave and Titan Shaft are not currently allowed.


As previously reported, access may be allowed through the upper entrances of James Hall Over Engine Mine (JH), permission from the farmer will be required, but cavers doing so will need to exit via back out of JH, as through trips exiting via Peak Cavern show cave or Titan Shaft are not currently permitted. Access via the Speedwell Canal is not currently allowed. Full details of access via Peak Cavern show cave can be found in the appropriate section.

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Covid 19 - Peak Speedwell System (Including Titan & JH)

Due to the current advice from Government and the World Health Organisation regarding Covid 19, it is to stop non-essential contact with other people and avoid all unnecessary travel; because of this advice and the temporary closure of the Chapel (TSG Hut), we have taken the decision to cancel Peak Cavern and Titan bookings until we receive advice from Government and the World Health Organisation that it is safe to meet up with people and travel. Please note that JH, as part of the Peak Speedwell system, will fall in line with this until the overall situation is resolved.

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