Treak Cliff Cavern
We visited Treak Cliff Cavern in Derbyshire as part of our Prehistory topic. We took a tour through the cavern and learnt about rock formations and the history of the cavern, which included hearing about when Victoria children were forced to work in the cavern to mine the semi-precious stone, Blue John. At one point, our guide turned off the cavern lights and we couldn’t see anything at all, not even our hand when we held it right in front of our face. We had a great day, which ended with a walk from the cavern to the historic town of Castleton. On the walk, our teachers told us stories about medieval battles fought in the Hope Valley and we learnt why one of the other caverns in Castleton has a rather amusing name!