Caves and caving in the Yorkshire Dales

Schoolboy Cave, Giggleswick Scar, Giggleswick, near Settle, Yorkshire Stump Cross Caverns

Containing some of England's finest limestone scenery, the Yorkshire Dales is very popular as a destination for cavers and potholers wanting to explore the area's extensive networks of caves and potholes.

For the expert potholer, special attractions include the Gaping Gill system on the western flank of Ingleborough, the Alum Pot / Long Churn system in Ribblesdale, the Kingsdale Master System in Kingsdale near Ingleton, the notorious Mossdale Caverns in Upper Wharfedale, and the Goyden Pot and Manchester Hole systems in Upper Nidderdale - to name but a few.

The Leck Fell area also includes the famous "Three Counties" Lancaster Hole and Easegill Caverns System - which with over 70 km of known passages is currently believed to be the longest and most complex cave system in Britain.

For the more casual visitor, special show caves which are open to the public include the following:

Former showcaves in the area include Yordas' Cave, Weathercote Cave and Skirwith Cave near Ingleton.

More information on caves and caving in the Yorkshire Dales region can be found on the following (externally maintained) websites:

[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Yorkshire Dales website when making your enquiries.]

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