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Raven Scar Cave

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YDNPA, 2004,

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Raven Scar Cave

Historical Environment Record No: MYD3688

Parish: Ingleton

OS Grid Reference: SD729756

Dale: Ribblesdale

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This cave was discovered in 1971 and excavated between 1973 and 1985. The remains of more than 20 burials of late Neolithic and early Bronze Age date were found including a crouched inhumation (a complete skeleton lying in a crouched position). Many of the bones were associated with three slab-and-boulder built cists (coffins), while pottery, flint tools and objects of bone were found scattered in the passage. Several hearths were also discovered along with animal bones and a flint blade of Upper Palaeolithic date.
Gilks, J A (1976) 'Excavations in a Cave on Raven Scar, Ingleton, 1973-5' Trans. British Cave Research Assoc. Vol 3:2 pp95-99


From Ingleton take B6255 to Hawes. Site lies in cliffs to right of road after about 3 miles. No public access. View from roadside.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Ingleton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside. Note road is busy with few stopping places.

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