Victoria Cave, Jubilee Cave, Gaping Gill, Juniper Gulf, Grey Wife Hole, Quaking Pot, Sunset Hole, Hurtle Pot, Little Douk Pot
are the intriguing names of just a few of the caves and potholes.
An often misunderstood sport, caving offers the chance to explore a truly stunning and unique environment of underground rivers and streams, vast quiet chambers adorned with thousands of delicate stalactites hanging from the roof, deep shafts reverberating with the sound of the waterfalls crashing down them, cascades, and walls rich in fossils.
Caves and potholes are extremely dangerous for all but the well-equipped and experienced. Training and safety are of paramount importance – what to wear, what equipment, lights, emergency procedures etc. In order to learn how to cave safely, people should get help from experienced cavers. The easiest way to do this is to join a caving club - Craven Pothole Club, Bradford Pothole Club and North Pennine Club all have their headquarters in the Settle Area - or hire the services of expert caving instructors such as Yorkshire Dales Guides based near Stainforth.
Welcome to the Settle Area