BUT this is England and so by the time we had breakfasted and pointed the van towards Buxton, the skies had clouded over and rain was brewing. We chose to visit Poole's Cavern because it would be safe from any rain. It was still a bit wet underfoot and quite cool, but we joined the first tour of the day and learnt so much and saw amazing limestone features. Stalagmites (floor) and stalactites(ceiling) and glorious caverns of features. Most of them accessed originally by the Victorians with a stick or two of dynamite. It made walking through much easier for all rather than crawling through small holes at the rear of the caves.
And Yes! Dear Reader, when we came out of the caves it was raining.
So we shall head southwards in hope.
Cheers for now Gillian