After spending a day driving round the lakes looking for things to do, we decided we would change pace, and hop across to Yorkshire and visit White Scar Caves.
You might remember that last year we took a trip to Poole’s Cavern in the Peak District, so we are no stranger to caves, and I personally find them fascinating.
White Scar Caves holds the title of the longest show cave in Britain, and since it’s discovery in 1925, has extended some one and a half under the Yorkshire Dales. Believed to be somewhere between 100,000 and 400,000 years old, some of the caverns are amongst the largest in Europe.
Within the caves, there are a large number of natural formations, ranging from rock formations that look like faces, to stalactites more than a metre long.
As you would expect, it was very dark, so presented a massive challenge for my camera, but I think we did get some rewarding images to give a flavour of what you can see down there.
If caves and natural history are your thing then this is a really fun visit. The tour guides know a lot and have an answer for everything about the caves. I will warn you however that if you have back problems you may struggle, as in some places you physically have to crouch down to get through.
Hope you enjoyed. Thanks for looking.