Although Ingleton is a village, it is so delightful and at the centre of such stunning scenery that it has become a focal point for a host of different types of holiday, including walking, potholing, caving, climbing, cycling, riding, and lots of other activities - or, for those who prefer an easier time, simply sightseeing.
Ingleton is located at the foot of Ingleborough - the most well-known of the nearby Three Peaks - where two rivers (the Twiss and the Doe) join to form the River Greta. The geology of the area is quite unique and owes its interesting texture and stunning vistas - both above and below ground - to the effects of glaciation, which carved out scars and gorges in the limestone rocks. Running water then produced the caves and potholes which are features of the underground landscape.
Overlooking the village is Ingleborough - at 2,373 feet it is the second highest of the Three Peaks (Whernside is 2,415 feet, and Pen-y-ghent is 2,277 feet), and it has a distinctive flat top and stepped appearance from layers of alternating limestone and millstone grit. Atop the summit of Ingleborough are the remains of an Iron Age fort.
Interesting fact: some scenes from the Helen Mirren/Julie Walters film Calendar Girls were filmed in Ingleton.
Peter Bolton Gallery
Station House Pottery, Kirkby Lonsdale