Tom Taylor's Cave

Apparantly named after a local highwayman, Tom Taylor's Cave is a cave which leads off the side of How Stean Gorge and emerges in a nearby field.

Though usually dry, the main part of the cave is a classic example of a "keyhole shaped" vadose stream passage (pictured above) - having originally been formed by a free flowing stream cutting downwards through successive layers of the Yoredale limestone.

[N.B. For more information about caves and potholes in the Yorkshire Dales, please see the separate section on caving and potholing in the Yorkshire Dales.]


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