Hope Valley Walk
Distance: 7 miles
Parking: Pay and display car park, Castleton Road, Hope S33 6SB (SK171835)
Terrain: There are 11 stiles, 10 gates and several sets of steps as well as steep inclines.
Refreshments: There are various pubs and tearooms in Hope. Scarlett Rose Coffee Shop, High Peak Garden Centre
Walk highlight: Fabulous panoramic views including views of Mam Tor
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We spend so much time walking upon this earth, yet many of us never stop to think about the beauty that lies just under our feet. A mystical world can be found down under the Hope Valley and Peak District where mining is still an important part of life and caverns such as Blue John Cavern is still used by miners who double up as tour guides for visitors.
If you have the courage to descend deep into the heart of the earth you will find a land of underground waterfalls and rivers and is the size of any man-made cathedral.
Most of the caves are suitable for the whole family with lots of activities and events on during the holidays.
The Blue John Cavern remains the most popular whilst Speedwell Cavern is ideal for romantic boat rides! or for the more experienced cavers, head to Bagshaw Cavern.
Many of the caves are suitable for both beginners and advanced potholers.
So do something a little on your holiday and open your eyes to a whole new world that lies just beneath your feet!