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The Peak Cavern

During a recent trip to the Peak District, I found time to do a short cave walk. I love exploring underground, there is something mysterious and adventurous about it, like somehow I might stumble into an Indiana Jones story! The Peak Cavern, which is in the village of Castleton, has the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles and inside are the remains of an ancient village where a community lived and worked making ropes for the local lead mines for more than 400 years. The cave system itself has been formed over thousands of years and is endlessly fascinating, a real glimpse into the past, and I spent some time photographing some of the beautiful and intricate details it possesses.

Photographs ©Lucy Millson-Watkins

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