Cserepes-kő cave is a karst cave in the heart of Bükk, along the Blue Trail. Its entrance is strengthened with woodened boards and has a door.
The hall is 6 meters long, 7 meters wide and 2.5 meters high, equipped with simple wooden beds suitable for six people. For overnight stays sleeping mats and warm sleeping bags are highly recommended.
The cave is winterised to some extent as an iron stove with a pile of chopped logs are available in the otherwise very chilly place. There is a small outdoor fire pit in the front of the cave, however, to make a dinner here, you need to bring everything else except wood, including lighting and cooking equipment, food and water supply (as the closest spring is a couple of kilometres away).
The cave entrance is a stamping location of the Blue Trail.
This cave has served as a dwelling not only for hikers and hunters, but earlier outlaws as well. Geologist Ottokár Kadić, founder of Hungarian speleology made the outline of the cave in 1929, using the cave for accommodation during his research. The excavations revealed the bones of a cave bear, remnants of pottery and even a tool. His cave map and description were published in 1944.
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- The cave entrance is a stamping location of the Blue Trail (23rd section).
- From the train stop in Bélapátfalva, head east towards the pond along the Blue (K) trail for 10 kilometers to reach the cave. When three trails, Blue (K), Yellow (S) and Red (P) separate, you may follow the Red (P) markers to make a shortcut and return to the Blue (K) Trail at Őr-kő-rét.
- From the bus stop in Bélapátfalva, walk back around 200 meters towards the town, then turn left onto the Blue (K) Trail, parallel to the railway, towards the Szomjas Csuka Restaurant and the pond.
- Whether arriving at Szilvásvárad by train or bus, walk along Egri Street to the entrance of Szalajka-völgy, then follow the Green (Z) Trail. From Kopasz-rét change to the Green ◼ (Z◼) Trail leading to the cave in 8 kilometers.
- From the parking lot in Bánkút, hike along the Blue (K) Trail to the cave (11 kilometers with little elevation change.
- Free parking in Bélapátfalva at the corner of IV. Béla Street and József Attila Street.
- Free parking in Bánkút.
- There are several parking lots in Szilvásvárad. All of them are free of charge, except the one closest to Szalajka-völgy (250 HUF/hour). For a daily fee (1600 HUF) you can drive as far as the Bükk Plateau (Olaszkapu).
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