Ingleborough Cave


Welcome To Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2012, it is celebrating 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations, the imposing cave entrance and the large passages are full of artefacts dating back millions of years along with the evidence of the significant impact of the Ice Ages.

It has been featured many times on television. The tours of the Cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to help interpret the many features of the Cave.

 

 

image5The passages are floodlit with well-laid concrete paths, the usual walking or outdoor clothing will suffice and there are no steps so the Cave is accessible for pushchairs. Dogs are allowed on leads and it is very rarely affected by flooding, in fact the wetter the weather the more spectacular the Cave!

The walk from Clapham Village to the Cave is also a unique and very enjoyable experience. There is a leaflet available at the start of the Trail which interprets the features of the walk through this woodland landscape with Himalayan plantings, unusual tree species and along a wide, well maintained gravel track.

The Trail also provides access further up Clapdale beyond Ingleborough Cave to Trow Gill Gorge, a large limestone gorge carved out by glacial melt water.

 

image24 Ingleborough Cave is on the south side of Ingleborough, above the picturesque village of Clapham. Clapham is just off the A65 Leeds – Skipton – Kendal trunk road, and offers ample parking in the Yorkshire Dales National Car Park.

Sat Nav: LA2 8EA

To reach the cave from the car park follow the signed route on foot past the church and an impressive view of a waterfall, to reach the old sawmill building and the entrance to the Ingleborough Cave Estate Nature Trail. A small charge is made for the trail, and leaflets are available at the start to help you to interpret the many features to be seen along the route.

This is a popular 2 km walk for people of all ages, passing the lake, and up through the wooded valley to the open dale and the imposing entrance to the cave. You should allow a minimum of half an hour for the walk. There is limited disabled parking at the start of the nature trail.

National Grid Reference: SD 75432 71069

For Sat Nav users: Dont use LA2 8EE to get here, please use LA2 8EA

Contact Us

Ingleborough Cave
Clapham
LA2 8EE
Tel: 01524 251242
E-mail: info@ingleboroughcave.co.uk

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