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The aim of this outing is to improve our understanding of the Gaping Gill cave system by visiting the Main Chamber using the public winch, and exploring (from the surface only) some of the other entrances to the system.

Meet at the YDNP Car Park in Clapham and be ready to set off by 8:30 am.

“We will walk through the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail  … and head towards and through Trow Gill and onwards to Gaping Gill.”

Walking distance approx. 4.5km (3 miles) each way with ascent of 250m.

Money required (in cash): Parking £4.50 (if you don’t have annual pass), Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail £1, Winch fee £15.

Clothing: Suitable footwear and clothing for fell walking. Layers for warmth, gloves and waterproofs even if a sunny day.

Food and drink for a full day outing.

Torch or headtorch (optional).

Small waterproof bag for transporting valuables into Gaping Gill, maybe in a pocket. “I believe rucksacks can be left at owners risk in tent on surface.”

YDNP Car Park, Clapham. Post Code: LA2 8EF