Our Limestone Land; A Unique Tour with Ingleborough Cave

Our Limestone Land; A Unique Tour with Ingleborough Cave

Discover 450 million years of geology with this unique journey through time. Join us on a
journey through Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Dales National Parks’ famous Three
Peaks, for a 450 million year journey through time. On this guided walk, led by a local
expert caver, John Cordingley, you will explore some of the UK’s finest limestone
scenery.
Put together specifically for this event, our bespoke route will take you to many sites of
geological interest including a major unconformity, the Craven fault system,
Ingelborough Cave, Trow Gill Gorge, the main surface entrance to Gaping Gill and other
less know but equally fascinating features.
This event offers a unique opportunity to learn, from a caver’s perspective, how the
Ingleborough district and its magnificent cave systems have been created and sculpted
by nature, including several ice ages.
John, a highly experienced caver and cave diver who has been involved with numerous
explorations and discovery’s in both the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District will guide
you knowledgeably through the cave and is on hand to answer your questions.
About Caving
Despite starting to reach mainstream popularity in the 1940s and 50s, caving goes back
as far as the 17th Century. In the late 1880s, French researcher Edouard-Alfred Martel
was laying the foundations of cave exploration, dedicating much of his free time to
travels across France for the purpose of mapping and studying its extensive cave
networks.
Modern techniques and approaches have brought much wider appeal, as participants
could now put their trust in nylon ropes and scaling poles, rather than the traditional fibre
ropes and metal ladders available to Martel. Today, this spirit of invention and
advancement still pervades, with much time and effort being spent across the world to
not only enable cavers to reach new depths, but do so safely and securely.
What do I need?
Please come equipped for a day’s walking with walking boots, weather protection and a
good packed lunch! No special geological equipment is required
Prices and Booking
£70 per person Book your space via out website
Additional Information
Please note that refunds are not given for late arrivals. In the event of a cancellation, we
will try to contact you as soon as possible. An alternative date will be offered where
possible, or full refund will be provided. The organisers reserve the right to change the
route of the event if external factors prevent the planned route from being followed.