Stump Cross Caverns
Six miles directly east of Grassington, Stump Cross Caverns is a
series of limestone caves formed up to a million years ago.
Explorations of the caves have discovered animal bones up to 90,000
years old, some of which are displayed in the visitor centre.
Visitors can tour the caverns to admire their spectacular ancient
stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations.
A favourite challenge of rock climbers, Kilnsey Crag, situated
three miles north of Grassington, is a limestone cliff 180 feet
high with an imposing 40-foot overhang. The area is good for
walking and from the top Kilnsey Crag provides excellent views of
the River Wharfe.
Grass Wood Nature Reserve
A mile and a half from the village centre, Grass Wood covers
almost two hundred acres and is one of the largest areas of
broadleaved woodland in the Yorkshire Dales. Footpaths traverse the
woods giving visitors the chance to spot local birds including
tawny owls, chaffinches and green woodpeckers along with various
woodland plants, flowers and wildlife.
Grassington Folk Museum
This small but fascinating museum in Grassington's centre
explores Wharfdale's geology, its limestone quarrying heritage and
life in the Dales from medieval times to the present day.