YORDAS CAVE

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YORDAS CAVE- YORKSHIRE DALES

Parking - THORNTON LN LA63PH lay-by at the side of the cave on the road leading to Dent

NO facilities

Short walk from the layby too the cave

Recommended sturdy boots and a torch


The name Yordas is thought to come from the Old Norse 'Jörð á ', translated as 'earth stream'.

The association with a giant called Yordas probably came from the tale recounted to John Hutton when being shown around the cave by the local guide in about 1780 "this place had formerly been the residence of a giant called Yordas; from which circumstance he accounts its name.

This is a great cave with very little effort to get there, it takes 5 minutes form the parking area too get too the cave. There is a large gate leading to the field which allows access to the cave, this is not sign posted, but as you enter the gate, you head straight ahead slightly up hill, Do not take the middle path through the nettles. When you reach the top of the short hill you will pass through another gate where on your left is the entrance to the cave.

Inside is dark and has a stream running through the middle so please take care, after a lot of rain it may be deeper.

We have been quite a few times and always managed to walk through the cave, it can be slippy especially when you first go in so please take car.



It is really big inside, alot bigger than it looks.










There is tunnels very narrow inside that you can go through at your own risk, full waterproofs and hard helmet would be recommended.



The rock formation inside is amazing, its both a fun and educational area to explore.

The cave was formed in Lower Carboniferouslimestone. Yordas Beck normally sinks at the top of the gorge, and reappears from a passage near the top of Yordas Pot. From the base of the shaft it follows the passage down to the Chapter House waterfall, before disappearing in confined passages at the end of the Main Chamber.





Follow the sound inside and you will find the waterfall, it is amazing and so unexpected when we first visited.


We nnormally tie this cave in with a walk in the area, you can come out of the cave and walk he surrounding hills which are great for kids who love climbing over rocks, just take care as here is some uneven surface nad old mining holes on the summits.






FOR WALKING IN THE AREA WE WOULD RECOMMEND OS MAPS DUE TO THE VARIOUS POT HOLES AND PATHS

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