Ingleton Travel Guide

  • River Doe flowing through Ingleton.
    River Doe flowing through Ingleton.
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    Ingleborough
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    The loneliest ice cream van??
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Ingleton Highlights

  • Pro
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     A walkers paradise 

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     Not enough places to stay 

  • In a nutshell
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     So much waiting to be explored.... 

Ingleton Things to Do

  • Waterfall Walk

    The Waterfall Walk is an absolute must if visiting Ingleton. This walk passes through stunning scenery, through woodland, onto open moors, over streams and past cascading waterfalls. The walk is 4.5 miles/8 kilometers. It costs £7.00 to park your car which includes entrance for up to 2 adults and 3 children under 16 years. Paying singly it is £3.50...

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  • Waterfall Walk

    The Yorkshire Dales is famous for its 'Three Peaks' and in the background you can see one of these peaks which is called Ingleborough. The other two are called Whernside and Penyghent. A path leads up from the village to walk these peaks or you can go a little way further along the main road to Clapham. Along here is Ingleborough Cave and Gaping...

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  • Waterfall Walk

    The Waterfall Walk first opened to the public in 1885. Before that it had been virtually inaccessable. Paths and bridges were constructed and it opened on Good Friday 11th April 1885.

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  • Waterfall Walk

    This walk may not be suitable for everyone, parts of the walk are up steep steps and therefore not accessable for some.

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  • Waterfall Walk

    You can take your dog into the Waterfall Walk, however in certain areas, especially open farm/moor land, they must be on a lead.Also it is advisable to wear strong shoes/boots, as the terrain can be very muddy if there has been a lot of rain.

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  • Up The Twiss and Down The Doe Waterfalls...

    This is a must do walk, even if it does cost £4.50 a head!!Being in the motorhome,The ticket attendant advised us to park in a seperate section of the park, making sure we didn't end up hemmed in.The circular walk is some four miles long, taking you up the river Twiss and back down the River Doe. It involves lots of steps and some steep gradients...

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  • Chapel le Dale

    This is a tiny hamlet, some two miles from Ingleton, close to the junction of the B6255. St. Leonard's church is the main building here, built in the 17thc and having a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives in the construction of the Settle to Carlisle railway and in particular, between the Ribblehead viaduct (close by) and Dent Head.We...

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  • Landscapes.

    This whole area is a nature lover's Paradise. Limestone pavements, clints and grikes with wild flowers clinging to life, reaching for light from their existence amongst the limestone cacks,great rocks from glaciers seemingly halted mid flow and stratad cliffs. Rivers emerging from hillsides, disappearing into cracks into the centre of the earth,...

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  • Touring The Minor Roads

    The scenery around Ingleton is too good to be missed but seeing it does involve some narrow roads. We did not want to venture along these in our motorhome so off came the motorbike and on went the helmets.We first went to Kingsdale valley, passing the tiny hamet of Thornton-in-Lonsdale. This is a great road with lovely views to the limestone crags...

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  • Yordas Cave

    A couple of weeks ago we had approached this cave from the other end, from the road from Dent and had been kindly shown in by a family about to explore it.As we had no torch with us a that time, we vowed we would return and so we did, from the road from Ingleton end. We were kitted up in full waterproofs and I had wellies on, whereas Nick only had...

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  • Show Caves

    Ingleton is famous for it's showcave, Whitescar, and close by is also Ingleborough Cave, near Clapham. Having visited Whitescar Cave many years ago, we didn't feel the urge to follow the crowds through a guided tour. Looking acoss the valley towards Ingleborough,where the cave is, we could see the car park and it looked pretty busy.This cave was...

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  • Great Stone of Four Stones

    This huge boulder sits atop vast, empty moorland, on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. It sits above the small market town of Bentham and is in the Forest of Bowland.This relic from the Ice Age is not easily missed on the wild, deserted moors. At one time, there were four stones, deposited by a glacier, but as time went on, three of the stones were...

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  • Ingleton Itself...

    Once you have navigated yourself around the one way system you will probably have to return to one of the main pay and display car parks. There is limited parking in the town but as we were on the motorbike, we were easily able to park.The main street narrows down and on either side are a variety of tourist and every day shops interspersed with...

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  • Waterfalls Walk

    The famous Waterfalls Walk has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The walk is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.You will need to allow 2.5 to 4 hours to complete the full route. The walk...

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  • Waterfall Walk

    Thornton Force waterfall has a drop of 14 metres over limestone rocks.You can actually (if your adventerous) clamber over the rocks and sit behind the waterfall.This is a photo of Joe behind the waterfall.

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Ingleton Hotels

Ingleton Restaurants

  • Good Service.

    After walking the waterfalls walk, we were ready for some lunch and decided to give the Mason's Arms a try. Fortunately, they are one of the sensible pubs who serve food all day, as we had passed the 2 o' clock mark.This is right on the A65 passing Ingleton and has it's own carpark.Inside was warm and bright and we were served immediately. We only...

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  • Great All Round Experience.

    Having checked this pub out on the internet, we were not disappointed with what we found.This is a pleasant, friendly pub in the centre of High Bentham, with parking behind and an outdoor seating area. There is an area for dining, seperated from the main bar by a panelled partition with some nice, modern stained glass.After shedding our outdoor...

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  • 13th Century Coaching Inn

    This is a great British country pub. For those in the know, people travel from miles around to visit it, yet it is tucked away in a hamlet of little more than the pub and church, and many visitors to Ingleton would not know it exists.They have a fantastic range of about 15 different real ales at the bar, and boast over 300 malt whiskeys.There is a...

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Ingleton Off The Beaten Path

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    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    About 1.1/2 miles from Ingleton on the B6255 road to Hawes are the White Scar Caves. Guided tours of this huge cave which cover one mile take about 80 minutes.

    Passing waterfalls along the way until you reach Battlefield Cavern said to be 200,000 years old! Its over 330 feet long and in places 100 feet high.

    It is open every day except Christmas Day.
    Admission Adults £6.50 Children £3.60
    A family ticket is available which admits 2 adults and 2 children and costs £18.50

    There is a car park, shop, cafe, picnic area and toilets.

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    St. Marys

    by bugalugs Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The village church of St. Marys has a font which is over 800 years old!!!!

    There are buildings in the village which are over 500 years old. In the village square you can still see in the tarmac the bullring where animals were baited and slaughtered! Ugh!!

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    • Hiking and Walking

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