Finding Fault


Tue, 9 April 2024 - Tue, 3 December 2024.


The spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales is witness to over 400 million years of dramatic geological history, shaped by three great faultlines which cut across the Craven area.

These Craven Faults were first named and described by John Phillips (1800-1874), an orphan with no formal education who went on to become of the greatest scientists of his time. His pioneering studies into the geology of the Settle area were hugely influential to his career and legacy – a legacy which continues to have an impact in the modern day.