Ingleton is a quaint village in the Yorkshire Dales that is built on the lower slopes of Ingleborough, which is one of the famous Three Peaks in Yorkshire. The River Doe and River Twiss separate this village from Thornton-in-Lonsdale. It is 17 miles from Lancaster and 19 miles from Kendal. Back in the day Ingleton was known for its quarries, mills, and collieries, but nowadays it is known more for its tourism as it is partially in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Below we shall take a look at things you can do in and around Ingleton.
If you are into your walking, then Ingleton is a great place to visit as there are hundreds of different routes and paths for those of all ages and fitness levels. Since 1885, people have been visiting Ingleton to hike the stunning Waterfalls Trail that runs along the banks of the River Twiss and River Doe. A walk up Ingleborough is also very rewarding and the pathway has recently been restored by the National Parks Authority. The summit of Ingleborough is 723 metres, making it the second highest of the three peaks - Whernside has the highest peak at 737 metres, while Pen-y-ghent has a summit that is 694 metres high. If you consider yourself to be a bit of a serious walker, then the 26-mile Three Peaks Walk is one that you should consider.
Climbing, Potholing, Caving, and Abseiling
If you love to explore caves, then Ingleborough Cave and White Scar Cave are two caves that you can have a guided tour of. In the latter you can walk around Battlefield Cavern, which at 90 metres long just so happens to be one of the biggest cave chambers in the whole of the United Kingdom. On the east side of Ingleborough, there is Gaping Gill, which is probably one of the most well-known potholes in the UK. It is 110 metres deep and you can get yourself winched down to the cave floor. You can hire caving equipment in the village, but caving is something that you should never do alone.
Do you want to see the majestic countryside surrounding Ingleton from a bird’s eye view? If so, then you can book yourself in for some paragliding on the hills that surround the village. There is also a climbing wall in the village if you want to test out your climbing skills.
If you happen to be an avid golfer, then Ingleton really is a great place for you to take a break from your hectic daily life and have yourself a golfing break. There are three courses close by at Settle, Kirby Lonsdale, and the Okehampton golf course These are some of the most scenic golf courses in the whole of England, comparable to the famous views of Shortland Waters gold club
If you love your fishing, then you will be happy to hear that sea trout, brown trout, and salmon are in rich abundance in the rivers surrounding Ingleton. For close to a century, the Ingleton Angling Association has been in control or 12km of the most beautiful river fishing in the north of England. The fishing season on the 15th March and finishes on the 30th September for trout, the 15th October for sea trout, and the 31st October for salmon.