Trow Gill

Trow Gill

Trow Gill is a spectacular limestone gorge, with cliffs over 200ft high, that can be found on the popular walking route from Clapham on to Ingleborough.

Trow Gill is an example of a meltwater gorge that was formed over the course of thousands of years by melting ice trying to find a route of escape from the plateau above.

In Trow Gill
In Trow Gill

Trow Gill is reached by a good path from Clapham that passes a number of interesting features including Clapdale Lake and the entrance to Ingleborough Cave. Beyond the latter the valley narrows and turns a corner to bring Trow Gill into view.

Scrambling up the dry waterfall at the head of Trow Gill
Scrambling up the dry waterfall at the head of Trow Gill

Whilst the path leading up to Trow Gill is a good one to exit the far end of the gorge requires a very mild scramble on rocks that would have once formed a waterfall. Looking back from the dry waterfall is probably the finest view of Trow Gill.

Looking back down into Trow Gill from the top of the dry waterfall
Looking back down into Trow Gill from the top of the dry waterfall

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