Ingleborough Cave entrance
|Location||Ingleborough, North Yorkshire, UK|
|Length||4,200 metres (13,800 ft)|
|Entrances||4 (excluding Gaping Gill)|
|Ingleborough Cave, Beck Head Cave, Beck Head Stream Cave, Fox Holes|
|Hazards||Flooding (beyond show cave)|
|Access||£6 when open. Trips beyond show cave by agreement with management|
That part of the cave which is open to the public follows a fossil gallery for some 500 metres (1,640 ft). The passage is spacious, and well decorated with stalagmitic formations.
Beyond the show cave, the fossil gallery continues until it meets the main stream. The water can be followed upstream through passages under Trow Gill, to where it emerges from a sump at Terminal Lake which has been connected by divers to Gaping Gill, and followed downstream into Lake Pluto which has been connected by divers to Beck Head Stream Cave.
A small stream in the show cave drops into a rift called the Abyss. An underwater connection has been made between the passage at the bottom and Beck Head Cave, the resurgence for the Gaping Gill water.
- Ingleborough Cave website
- A description of the route to Terminal Lake
- Googlemap of location of all the entrances into the Gaping Gill system
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