Ingleborough, Settle
(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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  • Walked up it from Clapham village on Wednesday, great weather, stunning views to the lakes, Wernside, and the dales 
  • Interesting walk populated by a mixture of casual walkers (including ourselves), testosterone crazed gangs of wan-a-be marines, D of E teenagers and regretful charity conscripts attempting the Yorkshi...  more »
  • We decided to walk up Ingleborough, with a brief stop of about an hour to visit the fantastic show caves en route. (Apparently those who visit on Bank Holidays can also pay to have the Mountain Rescue...  more »
  • Lovely novice-to-intermediate level walk up one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks. Big enough to satisfy without being exhausting. Not for the infirm, some scrambling near the top on some routes.
  • Well defined paths and cover out of the wind or cold to eat your sandwiches at the top.
  • Do the 3 peaks challenge. 24 miles with 5200 feet climb in 10 hours. Good fun
  • One of the three peaks. Not as hard as it looks. Great views from the top.
  • did this as part of the classic yorkshire three peaks challenge, by itself it is not difficult if you are a regular walker, views are great when weather is good