Poole’s Cavern in Buxton has become one of the most well known and well loved visitor attractions in the Peak District with its two million year old show cave which is home to some truly stunning formations and amazing stalactites and stalagmites.
We take a closer look at one of Derbyshire’s most popular show caves as well as discovering some of the weird and wonderful creatures that have made this place their home.
The show cave is certainly one of the most unusual in the UK in that it has the fastest growing stalagmites recorded in the UK, due to lime waste tipped in the 18th century on the hill top at Grin Low. The lime enriched water can create one centimetre of growth per year – that’s around 50 to 100 times faster than most stalactites…
To find out more about Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park, go to www.poolescavern.co.uk