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Off the wild road between Stainforth and Littondale lies the lonely ravine of Penyghent Gill .... I drove up there on Sunday after my adventures on Giggleswick Scar.
The Giant's Graves are situated by the roadside close to a cattle grid. They were once probably a major burial chamber but have been robbed of their spoils over many years. Once thought to be Danish - they are more likely Neolithic. Arthur Raistrick excavated them in the 1930s and found human bones and teeth in the soil beneath the cists.
Here one of the slabs that made up the burial cists can be seen - as well as the obviously disturbed ground around the burial chamber.
The bottom entrance to Giant's Grave Caves is in a field on the opposite side of the narrow road. A thrilling spot, with the caves just a few inches below the surface and a waterfall inside. Turning right in the passage leads under the road and pops out in a gorge close to Penyghent Gill. We'll check it out in the Summer.