The Yorkshire Dales

If you haven’t tried caving, then caving in Yorkshire is a great place to start. It offers an underground adventure beneath the rolling hills and Dales that define Yorkshire countryside? Yorkshire has an abundance of great caves for all levels of ability. Some are more weather dependent than others but still so many to choose from. The Peak District has also got lots of caves to explore so take your pick.

Admire the limestone pavements with their clints and grikes proudly on display alongside the 3 Peaks that the Dales are renowned for. Beneath all of this lay hundreds of cave systems and potholes, many well known such as Gaping Ghyll and Alum Pot. You also have show caves such as White scar and Ingleborough to visit without having to don all the usual caving kit.

Limestone Pavement – Long Churns

Caving Courses

For the more adventurous you can ask for a private course with our own Caving Instructors who frequent the Dales at every opportunity. You may start with a journey through the Long Churns system and progress from there. If you have been on an SRT course then you have more options to go deeper underground. If you wanted to learn SRT then you can book an SRT Course Alternatively you may have some of these skills but want to be guided through a system with us rigging all the sections or learn to rig for yourself? all of these options are available with a reputable company like Dolomite Training

What you Will Learn

Other gentler options include horizontal trips to explore beneath the Layers of the Limestone landscape. You can admire how nature has created many fascinating wonders below your feet. Your guides can talk about how the caves have been formed. Initially, from their early beginnings over 320 Million years ago to what they are now. This will include naming the fossils contained within. You may see many speleothems such as Stalagmites and Stalactites and lesser known features such as cave popcorn or flowstone. If you are in an active streamway then you see how the water has formed scallops in the rock.

Sometimes a day underground is far more rewarding in many different ways to the world above. Everyone surfaces with a new sense of adventure and wonder at what they have seen and done. Caving is a great activity no matter where you are but caving in Yorkshire is champion.

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