Ingleton is a picturesque traditional Dales village set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with Artisan shops lining the streets and magnificent natural feaures lining your view as your eyes as you look up. Welcoming cafes, pubs and restaurants with high quality accommodation make Ingleton an ideal base to enjoy this beautiful area of The Dales. Ingleton also has its own outdoor seasonal swimming pool too!
The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. With its fascinating history, breathtaking views and a rich variety of plants and wildlife, a visit to Ingleton Falls is a great family day out or education field trip. The trail is 4.5 miles long (8 km) and leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
Ingleton also has a challenging indoor climbing and bouldering wall, cycle pump track, out-door heated seasonal swimming pool and children’s riverside play area. There are many walks in the area, including the famous Waterfalls Trail and an opportunity to explore underground at White Scar Caves.
Truly unique in its landscape and drawing visitors from around the world, Ingleton offers thrills and beauty just above, but below the ground too. Ingleton is home to the famous Waterfalls Walk which offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. White Scar Cave, Britain's longest show cave, and the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct are all on Ingleton's doorstep too.
Ingleton has a rich and diverse history including mining, railways and textiles, to connections with authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Michael Moorcock.
Ingleton, located against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Ingleborough, one of the famous Three Peaks has to be the outdoor adventure centre of The Dales with a host of activities on offer from walking, climbing, caving, mountain biking and kayaking. Ingleborough itself is the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, at 723 metres (2,372 ft). There are several popular hillwalking routes to its summit. The most frequently-used starting point is probably Ingleton, which lies about 4 miles (6 km) to the southwest. An ascent from here is about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) there and back. The route follows a walled lane, Fell Lane, before emerging onto a flat area, Crina Bottom, scattered with potholes including the considerable Quaking Pot. A steep climb through the limestone cliffs leads to the summit. A proper Yorkshire challenge!
Many visitors choose to stay over so that they can enjoy the wide selection of things to do and variety of dining out options. Ingleton is an ideal place to take in a refreshing walk, hike or more strenuous adventure and then enjoy an evening meal. It’s a real escape to the country, surrounded by stunning limestone scenery.
After all that, you probably are looking for refreshments and Ingleton has plenty on offer. Tryst Cottage is a delightful 4 star accredited holiday cottage dating back to around 1750. This lovingly refurbished holiday cottage is very well equipped and maintained in pristine condition.
Harling House is a traditional Limestone Dale's house, built in 1875 on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Here, they have three tastefully refurbished bedrooms and they are just a short walk from the amenities in the village.
Finally, The Old Hill Inn is an ancient inn of great character, part of which dates back to 1615 and the other part 1835. Originally a farm, then Drovers inn, now specialising in delicious home cooked food and excellent puddings. A family of chefs run the establishment, three working on the savoury side, and Colin, a famous pastry chef and sugar sculptor extordinaire has spectacular sculptures on display. An interesting place with log fires and beams, where Winston Churchill used to stay for hunting, shooting and fishing holidays.
Famous for the invention of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a regular visitor to the area, as his Mother lived in the nearby hamlet of Masongill from 1882 - 1917.