Caterpillar (Lightwater Valley)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Lightwater Valley
Location Ripon, Yorkshire, England, UK
Coordinates 54°10′29″N 1°33′59″W / 54.1746515°N 1.5664915°W / 54.1746515; -1.5664915
Status Operating since 2003
Rider height 100 cm unaccompanied
Manufacturer D.P.V. Rides
Product Brucomela
Type Steel - kiddie
Track layout Wacky Worm (Big Apple)
Inversions 0

Caterpillar is a steel kiddie roller coaster built by Italian manufacturer D.P.V. Rides currently located at Lightwater Valley in Ripon, Yorkshire, England, UK.


The ride opened in 2003 as the Caterpillar and was located on the spot of the former Batflyer. For the 2014 season, the ride was relocated within the park, rethemed and renamed Little Dipper. For the 2021 season, the ride was relocated and repainted in the park. In 2023, the ride was renamed back to Caterpillar.[1]


The ride follows one of the most cloned layouts ever, the Big Apple / Wacky Worm figure-eight layout.


Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


  1. "The Caterpillar".

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