Ingleton

Ingleton is a village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls, and mountains.

A favourite walk from Ingleton is The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail which has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail is 4.5 miles through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features. With rare and interesting plants and animals and its importance as a geological site much of the Waterfalls Trail has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Another popular walk is the climb up Ingleborough, which is one of the famous Three Peaks. Directly from the village visitors can ascend the 2,373 feet of Ingleborough and take in a view of the Yorkshire Dales from its summit. The more experienced try the Three Peaks Challenge, with Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent offering 25 miles of outstanding natural beauty.

Nearby are White Scar Cave and Ingleborough Cave, show-caves popular with tourists. The 365 ft cavern of Gaping Gill, can be visited by tourists on Spring and Autumn bank holidays when a winch is set up. For more experienced cavers, the area has a labyrinth of challenging potholes and caves.

As well as being a renowned centre for walking, hiking and caving, the village is a thriving tourist attraction.

Ingleton Pottery, a small family-run business by the riverside making high-fired, hand thrown stoneware pottery is the longest established working Pottery in the Yorkshire Dales.

OS grid reference SD 695 735

Useful and informative links

Ingleton Online
Ingleton photographs from Geograph
Visit Ingleton
Wikipedia article on Ingleton




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