3 Peaks Area and Local Attractions.
The Yorkshire Dales is the perfect area for walking with unique scenery and everything from gentle strolls to the Three Peaks Challenge.
There are numerous walks in the area and information about them, including a Three Peaks Mobile Phone App produced by the National Park Authority, is available by following the link below.
Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks
Ingleton is a quaint and historic village with cottages made from local limestone winding their way up the main street towards the foot of Ingleborough. The village offers a seasonal, heated outdoor swimming pool, bike “pump track”, play area and climbing wall in addition to climbing and caving shops, gift shops and cafes. Tennis and golf can be played nearby and fishing permits for the local rivers can be purchased locally. There are several pony trekking centres in the area.
Groceries can be bought in the village and there are lots of pubs and restaurants which serve good food and wines and real ale.
From Ingleton village, which nestles at the foot of Ingleborough, you can take a 4 mile circular walk past waterfalls and through ancient oak woodland. Hollybush Spout, Baxenghyll Gorge and Snow Falls are just a few of the delightful names given to the falls, but the most impressive of all is probably Thornton Force, which tumbles 40 ft into a pool within a natural amphitheatre. This is a delightful walk and some wonderful waterfalls to see.
Web site www.ingletonwaterfallswalk.co.uk
The celebrated White Scar Cave provides visitors with a glimpse into the fascinating world of stalactites and stalagmites which lies hidden beneath Ingleborough’s limestone pavements.
Web site :- www.whitescarcave.co.uk
Ingleborough cave is another spectacular cave open to visitors. It has been sculpted by the waters flowing under Ingleborough and through the Gaping Ghyll cave and pothole system.
From the picturesque village of Clapham there is a 2 km nature trail to the impressive cave entrance past exotic trees and shrubs from Europe and the Far East including Himalayan Rhododendron and Bamboo.
Web site:- www.ingleboroughcave.co.uk
Gaping Ghyll, at 365 ft, is one of the deepest potholes in the country and on Bank Holiday Weekends it is often possible for the adventurous to descend by winch to its floor.
Historic Settle to Carlisle Railway
The Settle – Carlisle railway line starts a few miles south of Ingleton and threads its way between Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent before soaring 100 feet above the valley floor on the spectacular Ribblehead viaduct and heading into Cumbria.