450 Million Years of Geology
Join us on a journey above and below Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Dales National Parks famous Three Peaks, for a 450 million year journey through time. On this guided walk, lead by a local expert caver and published author, you will explore some of the UK’s finest limestone scenery.
Our bespoke route was put together specifically for this event, and will take you to many sites of significant geological interest including a major unconformity, the Craven Fault system, Ingleborough Cave, Trow Gill gorge, Gaping Gill and other fascinating lesser known 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.
About this event:
Who are these tutorials suitable for?
This rare opportunity to explore a fascinating geological story is intended for the interested lay person and geology students. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate adult. Expect to walk about 7 miles in typical outdoor terrain, with the possibility of an extension for those who wish.
What do I need?
Please come equipped for a days walking with walking boots, weather protection and a good packed lunch! No special geological equipment is required.
- Saturday 20th April – 1000 – 1600. Meet at the entrance to the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail at 09:45.
- Saturday 25th May – 1000 – 1600. Meet at the entrance to the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail at 09:45.
- Saturday 10th August – 1000 – 1600. Meet at the entrance to the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail at 09:45.
Please note that refunds are not given for late arrivals. In the event of cancellation we will try to contact you as soon as possible. An alternative date will be offered where possible, or a 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.