Ingleborough Cave was discovered in 1837 by Victorian explorers who drained away a lake and ventured 1/2km under Ingleborough Mountain with only candlelight to guide them. These days you can follow in their footsteps – with the help of floodlights! – past stalagmites, stalactites, and flowstones.
You can reach the cave via a picturesque 1.3-mile woodland walk that winds its way past a stunning lake and through the valley before reaching the imposing entrance to Ingleborough Cave.
A concrete path allows you to wander through the caves with ease and an expert guide will help you to interpret the fascinating features you see along the way. At the end of the tourist path, you can see the cave passage disappearing into the distance on its way to Gaping Gill.
Enjoy an exploration to remember…
Image Credits: Malcom Neal – CC BY-SA 2.0