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Gapping Gill

Ingleborough Cave, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Clapham, England
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Amazing

Go right to the edge if you dare.. One slip on the wet grass and it's bye bye. There absolutely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Malc B
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Worth the hike

We walked up Ingleborough and headed across to Gapping Gill. It’s quite incredible and well worth... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Edna_M0de
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Wirral
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Ingleborough Cave, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Clapham, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go right to the edge if you dare.. One slip on the wet grass and it's bye bye. There absolutely nothing to stop you going in all the way round it. And don't forget York Minister will fit inside!!

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We walked up Ingleborough and headed across to Gapping Gill. It’s quite incredible and well worth the effort. On a freezing cold and wet day in January it was totally deserted and we had time to check out the features. Definitely fancy the idea of...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We walked here as part of a days walking and it was definitely worth the effort. Really spectacular, not to be missed if in the area.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We did not go down Gaping Gill - we simply walked up to the hole from Clapham. It is a challenging walk and takes a good 90 minutes. In one sense there is not much to see but the hole itself is scary - don't...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Not a walk for the faint hearted it well worth the effort if you area reasonably fit person. Great spot to picnic and enjoy nature in the raw

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

winched down a hole 100m deep, through a waterfall, in the middle of nowhere, into a massive cave It’s only open to the public a couple of times per year. You have to walk to the site (1-2hrs depending on your pace), and if you...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I had been recommended visiting Gaping Gill. After the walk from Clapham car park (cost £4.50) we arrived approx 9.30am, Already we had over 2 hours wait to go down the cave, But in that time you could walk Ingleborough, eat any snacks. It is...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We went down by winch courtesey of the Craven Pothole Society. We were safely winched down before having a tour of the cavern by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. The cavern itself was amazing and well worth seeing. After a tour we were winched back...More

Thank Rachel T
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

You will struggle to beat the experience of being winched down gaping gill. It's incredible from start to finish and worth every penny of the £15. A must do.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Amazing experience! I haven't been there since I was a kid so took my 8 year old this year. The hike to Gaping Gill is fairly straight forward. Be prepared for a bit of a wait to head down into the Cave ( a good...More

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leanne h
25 February 2018|
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Response from Rick W | Reviewed this property |
You will need to park in Clapham which should cost you nothing. But it is a good walk up to Gaping Gill. Give yourself 45 minutes to Ingelborugh Caves (worth a visit on the way back!) and another 30 minutes up to Gaping... More
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carolb561
4 April 2017|
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Response from alan3141 |
The winch meet at Gaping Gill runs twice a year. The Bradford Pothole Club run one at Spring Bank (late May Bank Holiday). The Craven Pothole Club run theirs at the August Bank Holiday Visit the respective web sites for... More
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