Caves and other Natural Features

Much of the Yorkshire Dales is underlain with limestone and that means that the area is riddled with cave systems and potholes.

Malham Tarn

The Malham Tarn Estate is run by the National Trust. With its outstanding limestone pavement and the magnificent cove, hill-farms and meadows it provides an outstanding walking and cycling area. There is also a bird hide which is well worth visiting.

White Scar Caves

The longest showcave in Britain. It’s cool, so keep your jacket on!

The cave is about two miles from the village of Ingleton in North Yorkshire. The car park and entrance are beside the B6255 road which runs from Ingleton to Hawes. Walking to the cave along the B6255 from Ingleton takes about 30 minutes.

Ingleborough Cave

Known as the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales, with an awe inspiring range of cave formations, large passage ways and artefacts dating back millions of years. Tours of the cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to interpret its many features.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail

Ingleton has been well-known for its caves and magnificent mountain scenery since the 18th century. As you walk along the 4 mile (8km) circular route you will not only see the ancient base rocks that form the Peak District, but also the many rare plants, birds and trees they support.