The village of Ingleton is surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls, and mountains. The village has interesting and unusual shops and very good food is served in the pubs.

Ingleton is noted for:

  • The underground world of White Scar Cave, Britain's longest show cave.
  • The Waterfalls Walk through woodland gorges with spectacular waterfalls.
  • Limestone peaks and scenery, with a direct route for the ascent of Ingleborough.
  • The nearby Settle-Carlisle railway and the famous Ribblehead viaduct.

The Three Peaks

The "Three Peaks" of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent dominate the skyline of the western part of the Yorkshire Dales national park.

Although not the highest mountains in the country, these spectacular and distinctively shaped fells are undoubtedly impressive, towering as they do over the surrounding moors and countryside near Settle, Ingleton, and Ribblehead - and they are of course very popular with walkers, climbers and ramblers. Click here for website

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk

The famous Waterfalls Trail has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. the trail is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.
Click here for website and click for walk

Whitescar Caves

Deep Beneath Ingleborough Hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies a hidden world which has been sculptured by nature over thousands of years. Imagine a subterranean landscape, beautifully lit, with gushing streams and waterfalls, exotic cave formations, and a huge ice-age cavern adorned with thousands of stalactites. Click here for website

Ingleborough Cave - The Show Cave of the Yorkshire Dales

Ingleborough Cave has been entrancing visitors for almost 170 years. Click here for website

Ribblehead viaduct

Ribblehead viaduct is just over the border from Cumbria into North Yorkshire, and is the most impressive structure on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Hundreds of railway builders ("navvies") lost their lives building the line, from a combination of accidents, fights, and smallpox outbreaks. In particular, building the Ribblehead (then Batty Moss) viaduct, with its 24 massive stone arches 104 feet (32 metres) above the moor, caused such loss of life that the railway paid for an expansion of the local graveyard. Picture from here also see here.

Ingleton Pottery

Ingleton Pottery is a small family run business making high-fired, hand thrown Stoneware pottery in Ingleton, by the riverside.
The longest established working Pottery in the Yorkshire Dales. You can see the potters working from the showroom. Workshop tours and demonstrations are available for groups by appointment. Click here for website

Inglesport and Climbing wall

First opened in 1992, Inglesports indoor climbing wall has been steadily developed to provide one of the best indoor venues in the region.

Over 300 square metres of climbing face with in-situ quickdraws and lower-off belays. There are routes to suit all abilities from novice to crag rat, there are special bouldering walls with numerous 'problem' pieces and a completely crash-matted floor space. Click here for website

Ingleton Swimming Pool

Open about three months per year,  further info click here.

River fishing
Brown trout, sea trout and salmon are plentiful in Ingleton's rivers. For nearly a century the Ingleton Angling Association (secretary: Ian Crack 015242 41171) has controlled 12km of some of the most scenic river fishing in Northern England.

The non-profit making association issues fishing permits for selected parts of the rivers. Permits with maps are available Ingleton Post Office.




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