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White Scar Cave

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Deep beneath Ingleborough Hill, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies a hidden world which has been sculpted by nature over thousands of years.

The tour begins near the original entrance found by Christopher Long, a student who discovered the cave in 1923. The path winds its way past cascading waterfalls, between massive banks of flowstone, and through galleries decorated with cream and carrot coloured stalactites and stalagmites.

Under the steel-grid walkways you can see the stream rushing and foaming on its way. Your guide will show you curious cave formations, including the Devil's Tongue, the Arum Lily and the remarkably lifelike Judge's Head.

The highlight of the tour is the 200,000 year old Battlefield Cavern. Over 330 feet long, with its roof soaring in places to 100 feet, this is one of the largest caverns in Britain. It contains literally thousands of delicate stalactites, which hang from the roof in great clusters. A special feature of the cavern are the prehistoric mud pools, which have never been disturbed by man. See Strategy Aven, Spirit Aven, and the extraordinary formation known as The Face.

General Information:

  • Large on-site car park

  • Cafe and shop

  • Toilets

  • Grassy picnic areas with benches

  • Eco-friendly Visitor Centre with living grass roof

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    1½ miles from Ingleton on the B6255 road to Hawes.

    Satnav: LA6 3AW

    White Scar Cave Postcode for SatNav: LA6 3AW


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    +44 (0)1524 241 700

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