Ingleborough Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Tourist Information Car Park, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3EB

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 6 miles (9.6 kilometres)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Tourist Information Car Park, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3EB

Key Highlights:

  • Storr's Common: Begin your walk leaving Ingleton via Storr's Common, a picturesque area typical of the Dales.
  • Crina Bottom: A scenic spot known for its photographic opportunities, marking the start of the steeper ascent.
  • Ingleborough Summit: At 723 meters, the summit offers spectacular views of Morecambe Bay, the Lake District, and the Dales, including Pen-y-ghent and Whernside.
  • Limestone Pavements: Near the summit, the route features impressive limestone pavements, part of the Great Scar Limestone Group.

End Point: Tourist Information Car Park, Ingleton

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 6 miles (9.6 kilometres)

Difficulty: Moderate – involves some steep sections and rugged terrain.

Terrain: Mixed terrain including grassy fields, rocky paths, and limestone pavements. Paths can be slippery and boggy, especially in wet conditions.


  • By Car: Parking is available at the Tourist Information Car Park in Ingleton.
  • Public Transport: Ingleton is accessible by bus from nearby towns, making it convenient to reach the start point without a car.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Sturdy, waterproof walking boots are essential due to the rocky and sometimes muddy paths.

Supplies: Bring water, snacks, and possibly a packed lunch. Facilities for refreshments are available in Ingleton.

Navigation: Carry a map (OS Explorer OL2) and a compass, and know how to use them. A GPS device can be useful but should not be solely relied upon.

Weather: Be prepared for changing weather conditions, even in summer. Carry waterproof clothing, warm layers, and a hat and gloves.

The Ingleborough walk from Ingleton is a rewarding and scenic route in the Yorkshire Dales.

This 6-mile circular walk includes a climb to the summit of Ingleborough, offering breathtaking views and featuring fascinating limestone pavements.

Starting and ending in Ingleton, this walk is perfect for those looking for a moderate hike in one of the Dales' most iconic locations!

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