Visiting Chatterley Whitfield
It has not been possible to go underground at Chatterley Whitfield for many years because the passages are flooded.
More recently, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, as landowner, has imposed severe restrictions on visiting Whitfield because of concerns over safety. Some buildings are in a dangerous condition and almost all buildings are closed for the foreseeable future because there may be asbestos in them.
Currently, the only way for members of the public to visit the site is on the annual Heritage Open Day in September. Sometimes, special visits for school groups can be arranged, but these must be arranged several months in advance.
Some of the land around the perimeter of Chatterley Whitfield, however, is open to the public, and you can get an excellent view of the site from the top of the nearby tip.