Caving around Dalesbridge
The Three Peaks area and its limestone rocks provides one of the best areas in the country for caving and potholing. The cave systems around Dalesbridge are some of the most dramatic and extensive in the country with over 2,000 caves and potholes (vertical shafts) in the area and more than 400km of surveyed passage. The Ease Gill system alone is a complex series of passages over 70km in length and Gaping Gill main chamber is big enough to contain St. Paul’s Cathedral.
With their beautiful passages and shafts and calcite formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, curtains and flowstone, they can be places of great beauty and peace. No trip to the area should be complete without visiting one of the two local show caves Ingleborough Cave or White Scar Caves both are worth the trip.
However nothing can compare with leaving the concrete pathways and electric lights and exploring a natural cave. There are many suitable novice caves in the area including Upper and Lower Long Churn Caves, Calf Holes through to Browgill Cave or Kingsdale Master Cave the choices are endless.
We can put you in touch with local instructors who can provide you with all the correct equipment and lead you on a safe and truly memorable experience.