CAVES

HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE – YORKSHIRE DALES

The Yorkshire Dales is home to some of the most unique and jaw-dropping caves in the United Kingdom. With Ribblesdale Pods ideally located within the centre of the national park, each and every one of these beautiful natural hidden gems can be explored during your stay with us. Explore some of the best Yorkshire Dales caves below now and get ready to stay at the number one luxury glamping accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales – Ribblesdale Pods.

BROWGILL CAVE

Calf Holes through to Browgill Cave is a fantastic little trip with a bit of everything for this moderate-sized cave. An easy surface pitch lands in a stream passage which leads via a short connecting to the impressively proportioned Browgill Cave and an exit to daylight.

This is a fine introduction to caving for novices, but very enjoyable for all!

4.1 miles / 15 minutes by car

4.1 miles / 1 hour, 26 minutes on foot

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BROWGILL CAVE

Calf Holes through to Browgill Cave is a fantastic little trip with a bit of everything for this moderate-sized cave. An easy surface pitch lands in a stream passage which leads via a short connecting to the impressively proportioned Browgill Cave and an exit to daylight.

This is a fine introduction to caving for novices, but very enjoyable for all!

4.1 miles / 15 minutes by car

4.1 miles / 1 hour, 26 minutes on foot

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JUBILEE CAVE

Jubilee Cave is situated on the north side of a small dry valley on the edge of Langcliffe Scar near Settle. The cave lies 10m above the valley floor and close to the top of the overlying flat plateau.

Consisting of one main passage, the cave then divides into two parallel tunnels, separated by a thin cave wall, where a gap allows access between the parallel tunnels.

6.1 miles / 13 minutes by car

6.3 miles / 2 hours, 13 minutes on foot

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JUBILEE CAVE

Jubilee Cave is situated on the north side of a small dry valley on the edge of Langcliffe Scar near Settle. The cave lies 10m above the valley floor and close to the top of the overlying flat plateau.

Consisting of one main passage, the cave then divides into two parallel tunnels, separated by a thin cave wall, where a gap allows access between the parallel tunnels.

6.1 miles / 13 minutes by car

6.3 miles / 2 hours, 13 minutes on foot

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INGLEBOROUGH CAVE

Ingleborough Cave is a show cave close to the village of Clapham. It is one of the most popular caves found in the Yorkshire Dales and offers safe passage to explore and view this spectacular cavern.

Part of the cave is open to the public and follows a fossil gallery for some 500 metres. Beyond the show cave, the fossil gallery continues until it meets the main stream.

8.5 miles / 26 minutes by car

6 miles / 2 hours, 3 minutes on foot

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INGLEBOROUGH CAVE

Ingleborough Cave is a show cave close to the village of Clapham. It is one of the most popular caves found in the Yorkshire Dales and offers safe passage to explore and view this spectacular cavern.

Part of the cave is open to the public and follows a fossil gallery for some 500 metres. Beyond the show cave, the fossil gallery continues until it meets the main stream.

8.5 miles / 26 minutes by car

6 miles / 2 hours, 3 minutes on foot

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GAPING GILL

Gaping Gill is one of the unmistakable landmarks on the southern slopes of Ingleborough – a 98-metre (322 ft) deep pothole with the stream Fell Beck flowing into it.

The shaft was once the deepest known in Britain and still retains the records for the highest unbroken waterfall in England and the largest underground chamber naturally open to the surface.

8.5 miles / 26 minutes by car

6.7 miles / 2 hours, 27 minutes on foot

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GAPING GILL

Gaping Gill is one of the unmistakable landmarks on the southern slopes of Ingleborough – a 98-metre (322 ft) deep pothole with the stream Fell Beck flowing into it.

The shaft was once the deepest known in Britain and still retains the records for the highest unbroken waterfall in England and the largest underground chamber naturally open to the surface.

8.5 miles / 26 minutes by car

6.7 miles / 2 hours, 27 minutes on foot

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GREAT DOUK CAVE

Great Douk Cave is a shallow cave system lying beneath the limestone bench of Ingleborough in Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.

It is popular with beginners and escorted groups, as it offers straightforward caving, and it is possible to follow the cave from where a stream emerges at a small waterfall to a second entrance close to where it sinks.

8.2 miles / 18 minutes by car

8.1 miles / 2 hours, 45 minutes on foot

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GREAT DOUK CAVE

Great Douk Cave is a shallow cave system lying beneath the limestone bench of Ingleborough in Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.

It is popular with beginners and escorted groups, as it offers straightforward caving, and it is possible to follow the cave from where a stream emerges at a small waterfall to a second entrance close to where it sinks.

8.2 miles / 18 minutes by car

8.1 miles / 2 hours, 45 minutes on foot

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WHITE SCAR CAVE

White Scar Cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the longest show cave in England and the United Kingdom. This impressive cave is open to the public and is an impressive 1,600m in length.

Due to its popularity, you can find a range of amenities here including a cafe, gift shop and toilets. Open most of the year, weather permitting.

10.5 miles / 20 minutes by car

10.5 miles / 3 hours, 28 minutes on foot

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WHITE SCAR CAVE

White Scar Cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the longest show cave in England and the United Kingdom. This impressive cave is open to the public and is an impressive 1,600m in length.

Due to its popularity, you can find a range of amenities here including a cafe, gift shop and toilets. Open most of the year, weather permitting.

10.5 miles / 20 minutes by car

10.5 miles / 3 hours, 28 minutes on foot

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YORDAS CAVE

The Yordas Cave is a solutional cave in Kingsdale, North Yorkshire. It has been renowned as a natural curiosity, and was a show cave during the nineteenth century. It is now a popular destination for cavers, walkers, and outdoor activity groups.

The name Yordas is thought to come from the Old Norse ‘Jord ass’, translated as ‘earth stream’.

16.3 miles / 35 minutes by car

14 miles / 4 hours, 42 minutes on foot

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YORDAS CAVE

The Yordas Cave is a solutional cave in Kingsdale, North Yorkshire. It has been renowned as a natural curiosity, and was a show cave during the nineteenth century. It is now a popular destination for cavers, walkers, and outdoor activity groups.

The name Yordas is thought to come from the Old Norse ‘Jord ass’, translated as ‘earth stream’.

16.3 miles / 35 minutes by car

14 miles / 4 hours, 42 minutes on foot

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STUMP CROSS CAVERNS

The caverns at Stump Cross are located beneath Greenhow hill, 1,275 feet (389 m) above sea level. One mile of the caves is open to the public, although the entire system is much more extensive, extending more than 4 miles.

Due to its popularity, you can find a range of amenities here including a cafe, gift shop and toilets.

31.4 miles / 1 hour by car

21 miles / 7 hours, 9 minutes on foot

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STUMP CROSS CAVERNS

The caverns at Stump Cross are located beneath Greenhow hill, 1,275 feet (389 m) above sea level. One mile of the caves is open to the public, although the entire system is much more extensive, extending more than 4 miles.

Due to its popularity, you can find a range of amenities here including a cafe, gift shop and toilets.

31.4 miles / 1 hour by car

21 miles / 7 hours, 9 minutes on foot

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