One of Britain’s premier show caves, Stump Cross was discovered in 1860 by miners who were looking for lead seams. The extensive cave system is filled with complex and colourful stalactite and stalagmite formations dating back up to 200,000 years. There is also a lecture theatre showing a 20 minute film about the cave and the surrounding area, a tearoom serving a variety of homemade cakes and meals, and a gift shop.
Where: on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington, just outside the village of Greenhow.
Opening times: February half term to 30 November – daily 10am-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). Please check website for winter opening times.
T: 01756 752780
Images courtesy of Paul Harris