White Scar Cave
Ingleton, South Dales

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White Scar Cave is filled with amazing natural rock formations. There are mighty stalagmites and stalactites amongst the waterfalls and streams which have carved and created this fantastic underground wonderland over thousands of years. 

Sounds like something out of a Walt Disney Film and when you walk around inside it you can be forgiven for maybe thinking it is from a film set.

It may not be Disney but it is ideal for children to learn all about what is underneath their feet, their little jaws will drop in wonder, so will yours probably.

You need to take the eighty minute tour, because this cave has a lot to tell, it is thought to go back to 350 million years ago but it wasn't until as late as 1923 that it was discovered by Christopher Long whilst on vacation from his studies at Cambridge, he scrambled across rocks only to find the entrance blocked by a large boulder.  Long planned to open the cave to one and all but sadly died before this could happen.   One Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Smith took over and in the April of 1925 the first members of the public entered the caves.

You are invited to take the tour, just like you forefathers did before you all these years ago; there are many points of interest to discover along the way.

First call in at the Visitor Centre where you can see the plan of the cave on a large map and some historic photos to give you an idea of how it was in times gone by. This tour is not really suitable for people with certain disabilities due to surfaces underneath your feet, sorry.

But feel free to come and enjoy the picnic areas and the gardens, which you will find just two miles from the lovely village of Ingleton...

 

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White Scar Cave
Ingleton
North Yorkshire
LA6 3AW
01524 241244
 

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