Information on Ingleton, Yorkshire

The village of Ingleton is situated in the foothills of Ingleborough on the edge of the Dales. It’s situated at the junction of two rivers-The River Twiss from Kingsdale and River Doe from Chapel-le Dale combine to form the River Greta at Ingleton. The Ingleton Waterfalls walk is a popular local trail. The trail is 4.5 miles long and leads through ancient oak woodland and fantastic Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls. Ingleborough (2,373 feet/723 m) is one of the peaks on the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks circuit and can be accessed from the village. The areas limestone lends itself to caving and there are a number of popular caves in the area including White Scar Caves along and the 365 ft (111 m) deep cavern of Gaping Gill. Ingleton used to have 2 railway stations, the last closed in 1954, but it retains its 800 foot (240 m) long Viaduct with 11 arches across the River Greta.The stations were at either end of the viaduct and were owned by 2 separate rail companies who were involved in a series of disputes in the 1800’s. This resulted in passengers having to walk the length of the viaduct to get a connecting train, and the companies generally made sure their timetables didn’t coincide, often resulting in a lengthy wait! Ingleton has a number of accommodation options and is popular with cavers and walkers throughout the year.

For info on where to stay in the Dales and hotel, B+B and cottage bookings see my accommodation page.

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