Discovering Creswell Crags

Discovering Creswell Crags ‘Reccy’ Tour

Creswell Crags in Nottinghamshire is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art.

It is also home to the biggest concentration of ‘witches’ marks’ found in British caves. “Apotropaic” marks were scribed into the cave surface as they were thought to keep evil spirits coming from the underworld. Hundreds of these protective marks, believed to be from the 17th and 18th Centuries, were discovered in 2018.

On the Sunday we will take our time on the journey back to Preston, taking in the interesting, historical towns of Eyam, the plague village, Bakewell  famous for its tarts and puddings and Buxton with its bath magnificent Bathhose building, St Annes Well and etc.


Price for the two day weekend tour £200  (£70 deposit – £20 single supp)

Price includes All transport, B&B in the hotel, entrance to Chatsworth House (£25) & Entrance to the Creswell Crags Museum & Visitor’s centre.

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