Beech Caves is a former underground stone quarry located about 8 kilometres south of Newcastle under Lyme. The local sandstone is easily quarried, and the cave complex is about 100 metres by 300 metres. It is easily accessible and visible from the road 500 metres east of the village of Beech, on the south side just west of the M6 bridge, marked by a hazard warning sign on the cliff above, easy parking.
The Caves have numerous openings and are easily explorable in about 15-30 minutes. No special hazards or equipment required apart from good footwear, hard hat and torch. The main relics now, apart from numerous graffiti, are from its days as a munitions store for the nearby arms factory at Swynnerton. Army brickwork and terracing is very evident throughout the Caves. The Caves were unofficially used as a rave location after abandonment by the MoD, hence the graffiti.