Creswell Crags

  • Period : Ice Age (about 50,000-10,000 years old)
  • Type: Britain's only known Ice Age rock art
  • Address: Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH
  • OS Grid Ref: SK538743

Creswell Crags - 2010 Cave in Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge 20 numerous caves (such as Robin Hood cave, Boat House Cave, Church Hole Cave, Pin Hole Cave and Mother Grundy's Palour) and smaller fissures. In 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice Age (bas-relief) rock art changed the way archaeologists viewed the site, as it represents the most northerly finds in Europe. The subject matter of the art includes representations of over 90 animals including bison, horses, deer, bears and several different bird species.

During my first visit to Creswell Crags, I found a rib bone of (what the staff thought) was a bison.

To hear a 2004 BBC radio interview of Dr Nigel Mills (Visitor Centre Manager) >> Click Here


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