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August 12, 2022

Craven Pothole Club Gaping Gill public winch meet.

Ingleborough, chapel-le-dale
weathercote, LA6 3AR


Gaping Gill Winch Meet

The extensive system of caves 100 metres under this moorland are only accessible to cavers except for a week in May and a week in August (with Craven Pothole Club) when these caves are made accessible by a winch.

Opening Times

Weather permitting, the winch will operate for descents by members of the public from 9.00am each weekday (8.00am at weekends). If we have to close the winch for any reason,  Facebook pages will give notice. A sign will also be displayed at Ingleborough Cave.

The winch has a fixed capacity of approx. twenty descents/ascents per hour, which can result in extended waiting times during busy periods. We are not able to take advance bookings.

Book as soon as you arrive at Gaping Gill by visiting the tent next to the winch. You will be issued with a numbered wrist band and advised of your approximate descent time.

For full details, please see the Craven Pothole Club website:-

Visit Gaping Gill (

Descent fee – £15 per person