Sunday, 22 February 2009

Scaleber Cave, Settle, Yorkshire Dales

scaleber cave
inside scaleber cave
looking out of scaleber cave

5 comments:

Ratty said...

I really love the idea of going down into a cave, but I think claustrophobia would stop me if I tried. I'm glad I can look at your photos so I don't ever have to attempt it.

Martin In Bulgaria said...

The adventure starts here..

John | English Wilderness said...

It took me a little while to find this cave, which looks like a large rabbit hole until you're close up.

The passage is a sloping downward crawl for a few metres until it turns right through a squeeze.

This enters a larger chamber, though it's still not possible to stand. At the far side of the chamber is a dry channel which probably used to be an underground stream.

To find the cave, head north-east from Scaleber Bridge to GPS coordinates SD 8416 6253.

Scaleber Force is nearby.

Ryan said...

@ Ratty-

It's really not as bad as you may think. I got over my fear of claustrophobia and went into several caves on one of my vacations and it was great after the initial entry. You would be amazed at what you could really do.

Stephen Oldfield said...

Great site and you do the same kind of thing as me .. off the beaten track. Some of the places you visit are delightfully obscure!!! Check out my blog 'A Three Peaks Up and Under'

www.oldfieldslimestone.blogspot.co.uk

Keep up the good work
Stephen :)

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