We’ve lots going on in the Ingleton area with something to interest you throughout the year. Main annual events include
From family friendly to more specialised, you’re bound to find something to take part in and enjoy. Browse through the calendar for regular events, weekly, monthly and annual, welcoming locals and visitors. Please see the details for advance booking requirements and accessibility.
2019 events include –
Great Easter Egg Hunt (19th – 28th April)
Sheafstock live music festival (19th – 21st April)
Overground Underground Festival of the Ingleborough Dale (From early May to Sept 2019)
Escape to the Dales Cycle Sportive (30th June)
1940s Homeguard Weekend (5th – 7th July)
Ingleton Gala (20th July)
Mountain Race (20th July)
Ingleton’s Golden Snitch Trail (9th November)
Please check back often as the calendar is updated regularly with new and exciting things to see and do here in the Ingleton area, including regular village events.
Events by Date Order
Winching commences at 8am each day until Closing approximately 5pm; Saturday 28th May – Thursday 2nd June ; but finishes at 1pm on Friday the 3rd of June.
No pre booking is possible, descents are in order of numbered tags issued on the day at Gaping Gill, please come early to avoid disappointment!
Advice for visitors.
Park in Clapham village and allow one and a half hours to walk to Gaping Gill via the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail and Ingleborough Show Cave.
Please bring you own refreshments as none are provided at GG.
Limited refreshments can be obtained at Ingleborough Cave when it is open.
If the winch is not running due to bad weather, a notice will be posted at Ingleborough Show Cave.
We recommend you wear warm waterproof clothing and boots or strong shoes.
We provide helmets and some extra waterproofs are also available (no extra charge).
Bring gloves as your hands will get wet and cold.
Minimum age is 6 at the Leaders discretion. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Maximum weight on the winch is 20 Stone (125Kg).
Although the Main Chamber is floodlit, a torch will add to your fun, enabling you to explore nooks and crannies. Throughout the Main Chamber are strategically placed notice boards, which enable the visitor to explore the cavern without the need for a guide.
Photography is allowed down the hole so do bring a camera, but bear in mind it is very damp underground so care must be taken to avoid damage to electronic equipment .
Large parties are not a good idea at GG, they just cause long queues. Please keep party numbers to a max of 10.
Only members of the Bradford Pothole Club are permitted to camp at Gaping Gill.
Natural England and Ingleborough Estate do not permit wild camping on the fell.
The winch has a fixed descent/ascent capacity, to ensure your descent please arrive as early as possible.
Note that on Bank Holiday Monday (August 29th) the winch will operate only in the morning as dismantling of the equipment begins at noon.
2016 Opening times
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August: First descent of the day at approx. 8.00 am.
Monday 22nd to Friday 26th August inclusive: First descent of the day at approx. 9.00 am.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August: First descent of the day at approx. 8.00 am.
Monday 29th August (Bank Holiday): First descent of the day at approx. 8.00 am.
Please note that the winch will only operate in the morning as dismantling the equipment begins at noon. Arrive at Gaping Gill by 9.00 am to ensure your descent.
The walk to Gaping Gill
Allow one and half hours for the walk from Clapham village to Gaping Gill via the Estate Nature Trail and Ingleborough Show Cave. Note that there are no toilet facilities once you leave Clapham village.