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Kirkdale Cave

Cave gives a glimpse of glacial history
Kirkdale Cave is one of North Yorkshires most intriguing assets and although it is very close to Kirkdale Minster near Kirkbymoorside, neither of these ancient showpieces is within the boundaries of the North York Moors National Park.
I find that quite surprising but there must be a reason for these two remarkable omissions.
Access to the cave is through its narrow slit-like entrance in a cliff that overlooks Hodge Beck near the Minster but entry and exploration are not recommended because the interior is cramped, dirty and dangerous. By all means look at the caves mouth from a respectful distance but then be content to contemplate the fact that it is an amazing relic of our past.

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