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Address: Ingleborough Cave, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Clapham, England
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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 to buy your ticket....its only 65p and the proceeds go to the upkeep of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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 Gaping Gill. It took us nearly 90minutes to get to the site although we were... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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. There is no pre-booking, it’s first come first served so if you want to avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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 worth a visit.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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 in the queue to go into Gaping Gill, so we did not bother. I have... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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 are incredible for the whole walk especially if you are blessed with the weather like... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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 the cavern beneath is large enough to accommodate the knave at York Minster and the... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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 usually a long wait as its a single person assent and decent but its well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited after a tour of the caves. We were lucky to have such a sunny day. Had we brought more gear with us we would have continued up the fell. What an impressive place. Could have spent hours sat by the water.

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When I was 19 years old I spent the most terrifying (up till then) 20 minutes of my life abseiling down an unfeasibly thin rope from the edge of Gaping Gill Hole down to the bottom of the main shaft - about 350 feet of airy, watery, free-falling empty space. I couldn't do it now, but every time I walk... More 

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