White Scar Cave (1), Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, England
 
The original entrance passage, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton.

About one mile from Ingleton on the B6255 road, travelling north-east, is White Scar show cave. There is plenty of room to park and they have toilets and a cafe.

The cave was originally discovered in 1923 by a Cambridge University student who had to crawl for over two hours to reach the larger passages. The current entrance was cut through the rock to make access easier and that new passage just skims the original low passage shown here. There is a full-sized figure to show just how confined it originally was.
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The first waterfall, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton.

The first significant feature is this waterfall which you can hear, of course, long before you see it.

Tours in this cave are guided, run at specific times and last about 80 minutes.

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The main stream, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton.

Most of the way through the cave there is a flat metal walkway with the main stream running underneath but here the stream can be seen, next to the walkway, flowing quite strongly.

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Another waterfall in the main stream passage, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton

Another waterfall in the main stream passage which you can see is producing quite a lot of calcite formations on the rock round about.

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A section of the main stream passage showing calcite flows, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton.

A section of the main stream passage showing calcite flows.

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The Witches Fingers, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton

An amazing calcite flow. It is quite extraordinary and is known as the 'Witches Fingers'.

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Calcite flows, Main Stream Passage, White Scar Cave, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
White Scar Cave, Ingleton.

In this part of the passage the calcite flows cause narrowing of the main passage.

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