Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Chapel le Dale, is the hidden gem of White Scar Cave.
I arrived at White Scar Cave on a gorgeous sunny day with my husband, and two young children. We arrived early, with time to kill, before the first tour began, and the ample car park was empty. We paid a visit to the shop and cafe, where the smell of freshly brewed coffee and the yummy looking cakes put temptation in the way.
We paid for a family ticket at a reasonable price of€27.50 and went to collect our rather en vogue hard hats. We headed for the entrance where we were greeted with the sound of running water coming from the underground waterfall. The tour guide was very informative, stopping every so often to point out rock formations i e witches fingers, judges head and devils tongue (which I'm pleased to say didn't turn us to stone as the story would have you believe)
The tour lasted 80 minutes, and for much of it, we were walking over a grated walkway over cascading water. We ended up in the Battlefield Cavern which is a massive chamber with stalactites hanging from the cave roof, it's breathtaking.
I wouldn't recommend White Scar Cave to anybody who is in ill health or has mobility problems because two sections of the cave require people to be bent double; great if you're a limbo expert or as small as my youngest child. There is also quite s lot of steps to climb up.