Thor’s Cave

Cave in Bakewell

Thors Cave View
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Just beyond the village of Wetton in the Staffordshire Peak District lies the impressive Thor’s Cave, a natural cavern nestled within a steep limestone crag. Its grand arched entrance is easily visible and accessible from the footpath below.

Thor’s Cave has provided evidence of human habitation dating back to the later Stone Age, approximately 11,000 years ago. It continued to be utilized during the Iron Age and Roman period. Excavations conducted in the past uncovered stone tools, pottery, amber beads, bronze artefacts, and the burial grounds of at least seven individuals.

Visitors are drawn to Thor’s Cave for its allure and the magnificent views it offers of the surrounding valley. However, caution must be exercised when exploring the cave, as the entrances have steep drops without guardrails, and the surfaces can be slippery.

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Visiting Thor’s Cave

Address: Thor's Cave, Ashbourne, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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