"Out And About Around Ingleton...." Ingleton by nickandchris
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This weekend we planned to spend around Ingleton, in North Yorkshire, just over the border from Cumbria.
As usual, we booked ourselves on to a 5 van site, at Clapham Station, a few miles down the road from Ingleton. A pleasant site, quiet and fairly secluded. From here, we explored the surrounding countryside by motorbike, visiting a large, ex show cave and taking delight in the superb scenery with it's massive limestone crags and submerged rivers.
After wandering around Ingleton,we enjoyed a pub lunch at the Black Bull in High Bentham before hitting the road again and circling back to the site via minor roads.
Although the weather was not at it's best and despite much rain on the Friday, we managed to keep dry all day Saturday before the rain set in once again as the night drew in.
An enjoyable weekend in stunning scenery. We shall return.
And return we did,mid October, this time staying on a CL closer to Ingleton.Our mission: - the waterfalls walk, which we undertook on the Saturday. A thoroughly enjoyable walk , well recommended.
Ingleton is on the east - west route, just off the A65 which now by-passes the town.The rivers Twiss and Doe flow into the river Greta at Ingleton, where the main road crosses.
It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts owing to the vast amount of activities available. It's all down to the geological aspect of the area, where glaciation has left huge swathes of limestone pavements, gorges and scars. Underground rivers have carved out huge caves and potholes and it is without doubt a speleologists delight. A couple of caves are show caves and open to the public but the rest are all there, waiting.....
From Ingleton, the famous waterfall walk also starts, a four and a half mile circular walk passing many falls, spectacular when in full spate.
For a more strenuous walk,Ingleborough, at 2372 feet, the famous flat topped mouintain in these parts, is another hiking possibility.
Ingleton even boasts an outdoor swimming pool!
There are camp sites, youth hostels, caravans, B&B's, hotels, pubs, all manner of accommodation but it is a popular area so be warned!
- Pros:Nice town, spectacular countryside.
- Cons:Can get rather busy....
- In a nutshell:So much waiting to be explored....
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