Can you walk around Creswell Crags?

Yes. The main footpath around the gorge is accessed via the public bridleway from Creswell village. You can walk around the lake, and along the woodland path to our car park, from where further paths lead towards the Holbeck, the Welbeck Estate and Dukeries countryside.

Do you have to pay to walk around Creswell Crags?

Creswell Crags is a journey through time to the Ice Age. Access to the Visitor Centre, meadow and gorge, and the Crags Edge café is free. We do charge for parking, our cave tours, and exhibition entry – all purchases go toward the upkeep of our important site and to fulfill our aims as an educational charity.

What days is Creswell Crags open?

Our Visitor Centre, Gift Shop and Museum are open at these times:

January Weekends only 10.00am – 4.30pm
February Daily 10.00am – 4.30pm
March – September Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
October Daily 10.00am – 4.30pm
November – December Weekends only 10.00am – 4.30pm

How much is it to get into Creswell Crags?

There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop. There is a £3 charge for all day parking (the ticket machines require exact change – change is available from reception).

How long is the walk around Creswell Crags?

18.8 mile
Creswell Crags is a 18.8 mile loop trail located near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. A stroll through The Dukeries taking in Clumber Park, Welbeck Abbey & Creswell Crags.

Is the cafe open at Creswell Crags?

From 19th July 2021, our Café will be open as normal for eat-in and takeaway purchases. Limited seating will be available indoors. There will remain a large number of outside chairs and tables, including under an awning for adverse weather, which are cleaned and sanitized between customers.

What is Creswell Crags famous for?

Creswell Crags is renowned for its important record of Ice Age mammals and Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers. However, the history of the site extends back much further than the Last Ice Age.

Is Creswell Crags National Trust?

Creswell Crags is not part of a larger organisation, such as the National Trust or a local council. Although it is located on the Welbeck Estate, it is a tenant of the Estate and pays rent.

Are there any cave paintings in Britain?

Archaeologists have discovered the earliest known example of prehistoric cave art in Britain. It consists of 12,000-year-old engravings of birds and an ibex carved into the stone walls at Creswell Crags, Derbyshire. There are fine examples of cave art in France and Spain but none has been found in the UK – until now.

Are there any cave paintings in England?

What is prehistoric art?

The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of the region’s inhabitants, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people still living there.

When is the museum at Creswell Crags open?

Creswell Crags will be fully open, with COVID-safe measures in place, from 17 May 2021. This includes the car park, walks around the gorge, cave tours, the museum exhibition, cafe (outdoor seating only), toilets and gift shop.

Where is the Crags Museum in Welbeck Nottinghamshire?

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire UK S80 3LH

Which is the best place to visit Creswell Crags?

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How old do you have to be to go to Creswell Crags?

We require face masks to be worn by all adults and children over 11 years old, unless exempt for medical reasons. All visitors must be willing to wear a helmet (provided) when in the caves, and must consent to the caves being secured from the inside while the tour is in progress.