Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Storr's Cave, Ingleton

Storr's Cave, Storr's Common

Storr's Cave has two prominent entrances close to the road east of Ingleton. A large passage joins the two with smaller passages leading off. A low passage to the south descends to a dried up streamway. A narrow passage leads north, waiting to be explored another day ;-)

A hidden third entrance used to be an easy climb to a dry chamber full of small bones. However, the entrance has been enlarged and the chamber strewn with clay and debris from a new passage that's being excavated. I can't help wondering who's digging and what they've discovered :-)

Storr's Cave, Storr's Common

16 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

WOw... they are just open and people can go in and explore?

H said...

Giant mice? I'm afraid serious caving doesn't much appeal to me; although I'll happily make the odd excursion underground. Generally, I'd rather be out in the open air.

Con Artist Trickster said...

The ancient dwarfs...err, maybe. They are the only people who are so crazy about digging and caving.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I'm not a cave person but am curious too

William k Wallace said...

It has been a long, long time since I last ventured into a cave. Not sure if I would be so keen nowadays...the joys of getting older, but I guess my curiosity might just force me in for a wander around...

italian songs said...

Hmm, looks very mysterious. I would be scared even to make a few steps into it, though I'm curious by nature.

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

very cool!

I don't fare too well in caves. I once went into a bear cave (guided tour) pregnant, of all things. I almost got stuck coming out. Talk about claustophobia! Never went into a cave again!!!

Amartya | A Note said...

the pictures of the entrance of the caves are really great. did you enter there?

by the way, thanks for the visit to my blog. :)

F Stuff said...

Is there any thing inside :D

H said...

We're off to Cumbria for the day tomorrow, so I will be up early. If it's clear, I will have a look for Jupiter's moons. Thanks :)

Art of RetroCollage said...

Such beautiful formations!

Shimumsy said...

I wonder what is inside those caves?


Out of the blue

Lainy said...

IS the area protected? Been to one cave here near our place but it houses 4 Million fruit-eating bats. It's somehow amazing to see. I wonder what is inside the caves here in the photos.

Julie from Momspective said...

I'm bouncing between wanting to dive in and explore or run screaming but I'm bipolar so that makes sense.

Emm said...

I'd be happy to camp out there if I knew it was safe, dry and relatively bat-free but I'm not sure I'd go near it without that knowledge!

Daria said...

I'm attracted to the caves in an unusual way. They seem mysterious and exciting, a little bit scary and a secure shelter at the same time. Go figure...

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