The experience starts in Clapham Village as you have to walk about a mile to the cave, however it is a very pleasant and picturesque even in the rain! Also the walk up to the cave meant that we did not need to add more layers of clothing whilst inside. The guide was very informative and passionate about the subject, plus as there were children in the party he kept them rapt with myths about the cave. The following day we went to the White Scar Cave and did not enjoy it nearly as much as we were part of a large group and we only had one guide who rushed us through the cave but we could not hear what she was saying, at Ingleborough there was a guide at the front and the back (possibly because one was a trainee) which meant that if you were at the back of the group and could not hear everything the other guide filled you in. Also this tour was done at a much more leisurely pace with stops for interesting features whereas at White Scar they just have signs up and you are rushed past them. The White Scar Cave is more impressive but if you are only able to do one of the tour this is the one I would recommend because you learn more and are able to take it all in.
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October 10, 2013
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Its always nice to get feedback from our customers, particuarly when they are so positive, so your thorough review is much appreciated! We are very pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience at the Caves, and we hope to see you again soon!
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