Victoria Cave, which submerges deep under Attermire Scar above Langcliffe in Ribblesdale was first excavated 175 years ago this year and to mark the occasion a new exhibition is being held at nearby Settle in the magnificent Folly building. I went along to the opening of the display featuring the famous Yorkshire cave on Friday. Major excavations were carried out at the cave in the nineteenth century but the thick clay deposits are still providing scientists with amazing records of climate change over many thousands of years. The exhibition consists of ten panels – including one involving the valuable work of the Cave Rescue Organisation based in Clapham – and some of the artefacts found in the cave. The display is being run by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of a Yorkshire Dales National Park project called Geo Dales. Also on show at The Folly is Time to Celebrate, an exhibition looking at the ways local communities have marked special occasions. Both run until October 28. www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly
Picture shows the view from the entrance of Victoria Cave. I took the photo during a walk on a strange day about three years ago. Changing light and drizzly rain created some weird colours and shadows and it felt a little eerie all alone in the cave.