Caves and caving in the Yorkshire Dales
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 region's extensive networks of subterranean caverns.
Systems in the Yorkshire Dales area include the Gaping Gill system on the western flank of Ingleborough, the Alum Pot and Long Churn system in Ribblesdale, the Kingsdale Master System in Kingsdale near Ingleton, Dow Cave and Sleets Gill Cave near Kettlewell, 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:
- Ingleborough Cave in Clapdale near Clapham
- Stump Cross Caverns near Pateley Bridge
- White Scar Caves near Ingleton
More information on caves and caving in the Yorkshire Dales region can be found on the following (externally maintained) websites:
- The Cave Rescue Organisation
- The Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club
- The White Rose Pothole Club
- Yorkshire Cave Areas
- Yorkshire Dales Guides
- Yorkshire Show Caves
More general information on caves and caving in the UK 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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