Our Holiday House Yorkshire – Ingleton offers a self-catering cottage located in the centre of Ingleton, and will appeal to families, couples, walkers, cyclists, climbers, cavers and potholers, and those with an interest in nature or geology. As well as pubs, restaurants and shops, all within easy walking distance (less than 500 yards!). Dogs and children will have plenty of exercise!
Close to our self-catering cottage is Ingleton park (with its children’s play area and picnic area) and a heated open-air swimming pool for summer swimming. Ingleton also offers an indoor climbing wall with over 300 square metres of climbing wall with routes to suit all abilities. It also boasts the Ingleton Pump Track, a non-racing track designed and built for small areas. Increasingly popular in recent years, BMX Pump Tracks are ideal for beginners or for those looking to improve their biking skills, riding BMX or a mountain bike.
The famous Ingleton Waterfall Trail, is also within walking distance, of the cottage, providing a circular walk that begins and ends in Ingleton village, and providing some exceptionally stunning views of an area of outstanding beauty.
Ingleton is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, just 40 minutes drive from the Lake District and on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, which is Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also an ideal location, from which to discover the many magnificent features of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Three Peaks area, whether by foot, bicycle or touring.
As well as rock climbing above ground, there is much for potholers and cavers to enjoy in this limestone region. Ingleborough cave and White Scar cave offer visitors a range of stunning cave formations and there are annual opportunities to be winched down and experience the full glory of Gaping Gill. Also, Ingleborough Cave is the premier show cave of the Yorkshire Dales.
Ingleton is an ideal location from which to climb the Yorkshire 3 Peaks; Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Enjoy climbing them singly or rise to the challenge and climb them together in a day. Horton-in-Ribblesdale is the official start to the walk.
There is much to delight geologists in the surrounding limestone scenery. Nearby Malham Cove and Malham Tarn offer walks and views of scientific interest, as well as the opportunity to climb the large gorge known as Gordale Scar. The area also inspired Charles Kinglsey to write The Water Babies in 1863 after a visit and has been used in various films including Harry Potter, The Deathly Hallows.
Local Attractions – times are approximate.
- Ingleton Waterfalls Trail walk from the door
- The Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough
- Ingleborough Summit – 1.5 hour walk (for an experienced hiker)
- Great potholing and caving area, including famous Gaping Gill pothole
- Cycling – e.g. The Way of the Roses
- Ingleton Climbing Wall – 5 mins walk
- White Scar Caves – 5 mins drive
- Ribblehead Viaduct – 15 mins drive
- Playbarn at Settle – 15mins drive
- Ingleborough Cave at Clapham – 10 mins plus a beautiful woodland walk of about a mile
- Settle and the Settle Carlisle Railway – 20 mins drive
- Scalaber Force near Settle
- Gisburn Forest Cycle Trail – 30 mins drive
- Malham with its famous limestone cove to climb and beautiful Tarn with scientific interest – 40 mins drive
- Gordale Scar – climb the huge gorge up to Malham Moor and then on to Malham Tarn – 50 mins drive
- Skipton Market Town with Medieval Castle – 45 mins drive
- Bentham Market Town with a selection of pubs and shops, this is an old town that still hosts live cattle and sheep auctions weekly- 10 mins drive.
- Golf courses in Bentham, Kirby and Settle – 10 mins, 20 mins and 30 mins drive.
- Beatrix Potter Museum and Lake Windermere – 45 mins drive
- Lake District National Park – 45 mins drive
- Forbidden Corner – 1.5 hours drive