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Gaping Gill

Ingleborough Cave, England
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Ranked #93 of 433 attractions in North Yorkshire
Type: Waterfalls
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We arrived about 10.30 on the bank holiday Monday and there was already a four hour queue to descend the winch to the cave so spent the morning walking up Ingleborough Mountain. The cave is enormous and after the rapid trip down on the winch, you have plenty of time to explore before returning to the surface. This isn't a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had been thinking about what we could do for the bank holiday weekend and this came up out of nowhere. Now I'm so glad we went to see this unique place. We did some research prior to the visit but despite the number of advices to get there as early as possible, we arrived the car park at 9.30... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Oh my god what a day. It was wet, it was cold, I walked up stoney steep hills, then I waited three hours to go into a deep wet dark cave. And guess what !!!!!!! I loved it ! Big thanks to the Bradford Pothole club who organised the winch down into the cave. It really is worth the wait,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful walk that started @ the village of Clapham, towards the Ingleborough caves and then the path turns into a more strenuous one, with some light climbing required until reaching the top of the hills and finding Gapin Gill with a fence around. Twice a year it is possible to abseil down to the bottom with organised winch from... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Like so many other children of the time, I first visited this area on a geography field trip in 1971. On the way back down from a snow covered Ingleborough, our geography teacher Dave ? showed us Gaping Gill, explained the geological aspects and urged us all to take a winch trip down it at some future date. Since then... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Many years of walking around the Dales and we finally decided to "take the plunge" and go down the crevasse. Its an awesome spectacle, and one only 2000 or so people a year get to see (thats less per year than stand on the top of Everest). The whole event is run by volunteers, everyone around is really friendly and... More

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Firstly many thanks to the Bradford Pot Holers for making this possible. After many years of walking past this "hole in the ground" on varied Dales walks, we seized the opportunity to go down on the winch and see the vastness for ourselves. With the help of the BPC and their enthusiasm it was a very informative experience. Well worth... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Brilliant experience descending the main chamber of Gaping Gill courtesy of the Bradford Pot Holing club. It is a very interesting and easy walk out to the hill from Clapham with Trow Gill being a particularly attractive spot to take in the scenery and grab some good photos. The winch drop is very well organised with a pay-on-day tag number... More

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Baginton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Its a long wait to get into gaping gill if you don't reach gaping gill by 8 am. However, you forget everything once you descend the pothole. The waterfall flowing from above is mesmerizing... The tour was organised by Bradford Pothole Club during the May bank holiday weekend. We found it romantic too... It's an experience you have to try.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a real must for anyone who like myself loves the out doors. My son, son in law and myself left Derby at 4-30am on a Sunday morning for the three hour drive up to Clapham in Yorkshire. It was a wonderful sun rise as we went up the M1 and at 7-30am when we parked up it was... More

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