A day trip to White Scar Cave

Nestled between Ingleton and Ribblehead Viaduct is the UK’s longest showcave!

We wanted to explore a cave during our time glamping and so a quick search of the surrounding area led me to White Scar Cave.

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The guided tour lasts 80 minutes and costs just £10.35 per adult which I think was pretty cheap for a different experience.

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We were given hard hats, for reasons that will become very obvious as soon as you start venturing through the cave!

We followed a guide around the cave, dodging the flowing water and admiring the various ‘tourist attractions’. There are a few funny shaped rocks and stalagmites that have been given crazy names – Look out for The Judges’s Head and The Devil’s Tongue.

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You’ll walk through the cave spotting all of these before you reach the main attraction known as The Battlefield Cavern. This is a pretty cool scene as you can admire the strange stalagmites hanging from above all the large rocks as the guide tells you stories about the cave!

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One thing I enjoyed was all the decorations up for Halloween. It gave a creepy feel to the cave and made it more enjoyable!

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The cafe at the end is a nice place to stop with the far reaching views of the countryside too.

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I enjoyed the excursion and if you’ve never been in a cave before this is a great place to start for an introduction to the world of caving! Obviously you’re not doing any actual caving but it gives you a good idea of just how tight some of those squeezes can be!

sophie

2 Comments

  1. Another fine day out. Ten pounds doesn’t seem too bad for a tour through those caves, looked fascinating. Must be loads of other cave networks in your area too.

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