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Gaping Gill

Ingleborough Cave, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Clapham, England
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Brilliant: well worth it but get there early!

This is so worthwhile, but you must get there early, it's very popular. It's about an hours walk... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Bernie L
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Twyford, England, United Kingdom
It's beautiful "down under"

I agreed to go on this adventure with some trepidation, but I figured it I could go up 8000 feet... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
K P
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Ingleborough Cave, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Clapham, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is so worthwhile, but you must get there early, it's very popular. It's about an hours walk up to the Gill, and a very pleasant walk at that. It's a bit of a scramble in places and quite a climb, so certainly gets the...More

1  Thank Bernie L
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I agreed to go on this adventure with some trepidation, but I figured it I could go up 8000 feet high in a hot air balloon like I did last summer, I could certainly manage to go 380 feet under ground at Gaping Gill. The...More

1  Thank K P
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I read about Gaping Gill and the Winch about 2 years ago and have always wanted to do it ever since. We were warned to get there early so we got up at 5am and parked up in Clapham. We entered the trail (don't forget...More

3  Thank Symonator
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were lucky enough to be in Ingleton over the school holidays that coincided with the Bradford pothole club opening Gaping Gill to the public. I was with my wife and 11 year old daughter and decided to walk up Ingleborough mountain and go down...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My 17 year old daughter and I visited the first of the twice yearly winch meets at Gaping Gill that are run by Bradford Pothole Club and Craven Pothole Club on the Spring Bank and August bank Holidays. We both found it a brilliant experience....More

3  Thank M B
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I was very unsure as to whether I would go down into Gaping Gill, but there really is nothing to worry about! It was an amazing experience and I was so glad that I went. Everything is really well organised, and the cave is certainly...More

Thank SussexJPR
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Four of us walked from Clapham to Gaping Gill over the May Bank Holiday and it is a nice walk, a little strenuous in places but interesting, Watch out for potholes on the fells!! When we got there you had to wait for 6 hrs...More

Thank Tofy21
Reviewed 3 June 2016

After discovering this a few weeks ago researching for a walk we absolutely had to visit! 2.9 mile walk up to the site passing Ingleborough Cave. The terrain varies from easy path to a steep climb with some loose stones - sturdy footwear essential! Views...More

Thank Lollipops4u_44
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Friends invited us to stay with them at their house near Hawes. They had seen the Bradford Caving Club were opening up Gaping Gill just north of Clapham Village and Ingleton Cave, for the public to be winched the 100m down into the Ghyll where...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Twice a year folk can descend into the subterranean world of Gaping Gill! It is worth getting up early as the walk takes around 45 minutes to an hour to get to the entrance where you are given a ticket and a time. There is...More

2  Thank mrcarllewis
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Nicolafleming
I would like to abseil into the cave. Which dates see available and which companies run this pleaded?
18 March 2015|
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Response from Hegz |
None. There is a winch twice a year, bradford club do it one weekend may/June and craven club do one weekend in august
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