Settle and Victoria Cave Walk
Walking the Settle and Victoria Cave Trail is a fun and ultra-scenic excursion in Yorkshire Dales National Park that will showcase the unique landscape of the area and provide views of nearby peaks. While out walking the trail, you will climb uphill to view the entrance of the Albert and Victoria caves, taking in sights of the Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough peaks before descending to the town past the Warrendale Knotts. There is a lot to experience on this walk, so strap on your boots and get ready to hit the trails!
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Route Description for Settle and Victoria Cave Walk
If you are after a fun walk in the Yorkshire Dales that is packed full of ultra-scenic views of the surrounding landscape, then the Settle and Victoria Cave Walk is the perfect option for a great day on the trails. The trail also only features a small amount of elevation gain, making it suitable for beginner and casual walkers.
Setting out from the trailhead in the town of Settle, you will make your way to the northeast and climb up the hillside, keeping to the left to work your way to the north side of the hill. From here, you will make the gradual climb further uphill, taking in the views of two Yorkshire peaks (Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough) before arriving at the site of the Albert and Victoria Caves.
When these caves were discovered, animal remains dating back 130,000 years were found, in addition later layers featuring Roman artifacts. After checking out the entrance to the caves, follow the trail as it leads you past the rugged terrain of the Warrendale Knotts before descending the hillside on the way back to Settle.
Getting to the Settle and Victoria Cave Walk Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Settle and Victoria Cave Walk from the Settle rail station, head east on Station Road for 145 m and turn left onto Duke Street. Follow this for 0.2 km and turn right to arrive at the starting point of the walk.
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