Caving in the Yorkshire Dales

Caving in the Yorkshire Dales

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Show Caves
Want to try caving but not sure where to begin? Try a show cave. These offer guided underground adventures that don't involve crawling around on your hands and knees.
The Yorkshire Dales has three to try including the longest in Britain at White Scar Caves, near Ingleton. This subterranean landscape is beautifully lit, with gushing streams, waterfalls, exotic cave formations, and a huge ice-age cavern adorned with thousands of stalactites. It's the perfect introduction to Yorkshire's underground treasures.
Ingleborough Cave is reached from Clapham by a lovely scenic walk through a nature reserve before a walkway takes you over half a kilometre into the mountain.
Stump Cross Caverns, situated high on the moors above Grassington, offers a fascinating insight into the unique geology of the area. Learn how its intriguing limestone formations gradually took shape and see the remains of wolves, bison and reindeer found within the cavern.

Caving in the Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottages

Discover Yorkshire's underground delights on a guided caving trip
Caving is a truly memorable experience and gives you the opportunity to see the hidden side of our limestone areas. For a first really adventurous trip underground it's a good idea to book on to a guided trip. This will see you properly equipped and in experienced hands.
Long Churns is always a popular choice with its stream passages and fantastic features such as Dr Banisters Hand Basin, The Font, and The Cheese Press. You will also get to see the dramatic entrance to the shaft of Alum Pot, and where the stream disappears to crash down Diccan Pot. However, there are many more options to choose from. Slightly more advanced trips can see you abseiling or climbing a ladder as part of the exploration.
Caving is a year round activity. The cave temperature stays at 8oC all year round. Get some friends together and book yourself on to a trip. You will need some warm clothes and a pair of wellies or walking boots. You will be supplied with an oversuit, helmet and light. Trips are for up to 8 people so the more there are the less it costs.