Ingleborough, Settle

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 150 reviews on the web
Ingleborough is the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, at 723m. It is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the other two being Whernside, at 736m, and Pen-y-ghent, at 694m. Ingleborough is frequently climbed as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 24-mile (38-km) circular challenge walk starting and finishing in Horton in Ribblesdale. If done anti-clockwise Ingleborough is the last mountain climbed, and ascent is from Chapel-le-Dale.NameThe second part of the name Ingleborough is derived from the Old English word burh, meaning "a fortified place"; in this case, a hill fort. On the top of Ingleborough the remains of an old walled enclosure have been discovered inside which foundations of Iron Age huts have been found.GeographyIngleborough is situated in the south-western corner of the Yorkshire Dales, being at the highest point of a large triangle of land with corners at Ingleton, Ribblehead and Settle. The hill is connected to its nearest higher neighbour, Whernside, by a low col or mountain pass at Ribblehead at approximately 296m.
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  • We were staying at a holiday cottage in Ingleton for a week , and hoped to explore each of the famous 3 Peaks. Ingleborough was our first objective on a lovely sunny Saturday, walking along a quiet ro...  read more »
  • What a walk, everyone amazing walk up via the ingleborough cave. Fab views. Could.see.the coast. 
  • We have climbed this wonderful mountain on the many occasions and in the third week of September we were lucky enough to have the best weather ever! Amazing views all around, what a glorious joy. 
  • Walled from Clapham past Gaping Gill up little Ingleborough and on to Ingleborough one of the Yorkshire 3 peaks. Back over Simon fell and past the amazing erratics at norber. Tea and scones in one of several nice cafes in clapham. All paths well marked and in good condition.
  • It's a beautiful part of the Dales. Spend some time walking here and refresh your soul.
  • Stunning views, both below and above the peaks. A challenging and enjoyable enjoyable trip to the top, but worth it when you get there
  • Amazing sites! Must see for any hiker or beauty seeker
  • Nice peaks
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