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Ingleton Walking Weekend
NEW TRIP Join us for a wonderful Ingleton walking weekend in scenic Yorkshire, exploring the stunning Ingleton Falls and also enjoy a different way to reach the wonderful summit of Ingleborough, one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks.
- Two days of excellent scenic guided walks
- Stunning views
- Ingleton Waterfalls
- Saturday social
Accommodation for this trip is not included. For accommodation information and all essential trip information please click on the ‘Trip Notes’ tab.
Saturday - Meet Up, Walk & Social
Grade 3 – Clapham & Ingleborough 7.5 miles (12km), with 1940 ft (591m) of ascent
The weekend starts on Saturday morning in Ingleton village (please see Trip Notes for Times & Meeting Point) where today’s complimentary transport will take us to the start of the day’s walk from nearby Clapham. With numerous routes onto Ingleborough summit our route today is slightly off the beaten track and is a better walk for it. We begin in Clapham in a picturesque forest and lakes setting as the footpath passes the entrance to Ingleborough Caves, Yorkshires premier show caves, and continues through Yorkshires impressive 450 million year old stony landscape towards one of the unmistakable landmarks on the southern slopes of Ingleborough, Gaping Gap – with its 98-metre vertical drop to a cave system that is one of longest and most complex in the UK. Our route continues past Gaping Gap along open country on a rewarding ascent to the old iron age fort of Ingleborough summit where there are commanding views of the region and beyond.
The descent from Ingleborough is on a stony path, then onto green pastures as we walk through wonderful scenery and back into Ingleton, where we’ll find a local pub or restaurant for refreshments and a chance to have an evening meal together to round off a perfect day’s walk.
Sunday - Walk & Departure Day
Grade 2 – Ingleton Falls & Tow Scar 6 miles (11.2km), with 1316 ft (401m) of ascent
The perfect Sunday walk as we enjoy a circular walk of the impressive waterfalls and rock pools of Ingleton Falls, plus an opportunity to explore the limestone escapement of Tow Scar that overlooks Ingleton.
The walk and weekend will finish in Ingleton by 3pm.
Accommodation is not included as part of this trip. If you require help with booking accommodation you may find the following links useful:
Ingleton Hostel budget accommodation in Ingleton
Booking.com search for accommodation in Ingleton, North Yorkshire
We recommend booking accommodation in, or near to Ingleton, for easy reach to the meeting point for the walks.
Food & Drink
For the walk(s) please bring with you a packed lunch and refreshments. Occasionally on some guided walks (Grade 1 to 2 walks) we may pass a country inn or tea room where if we have time we can call in, however having a packed lunch with you gives the group the freedom to have lunch wherever we are on the walking route.
On Saturday after the walk, an optional social evening in Ingleton is organised by Country Adventures, where the group can go for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.
For guided walking holidays that require transport from the meeting point to the start of the walk, we use a minibus or where necessary local transport. There is no charge for this.
Our walks are by no means designed to be endurance tests where everyone sets off at a blistering pace. Far from it, it’s about a fine day in the hills in good company enjoying the best of fell walking with exceptional views but it is important to state that for everyone’s walking enjoyment walking does require a minimum level of fitness and stamina. Hill / Mountain walking experience is not essential as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness. For the higher level graded walks (Grade 3 to 4) it is advisable that you are someone who enjoys regular cardio exercise or have experience of mountain walking and have the stamina/ leg strength in order to be better prepared for longer sections of uphill & downhill walking associated with higher mountain treks.
Walking Grades Explained
Grade 1 (Leisurely) Normally 5-8 miles, may include gentle ascents and descents of up to a total 1100ft of ascent and similar descent over a day’s walk. Easier scenic walking at lower altitudes along paths and tracks.
Grade 2 (Moderate) Normally 6-10 miles on paths and tracks, between 800ft – 1700ft of total ascent and similar descent. Longer walks, on hills and moorland.
Grade 3 (Moderate Mountain) Normally ranging from 6-10 miles, between 1700ft – 2600ft of ascent, similar descent. Longer walks, over higher ground with possibly steeper ups and downs on paths and tracks.
Grade 4 (Challenging) Normally ranging from 8-13 miles, between 1500ft – 3000+ft of ascent, similar descent, over undulating mountain terrain, walking at higher levels with steep ups and downs. A good level of fitness and stamina is required.
What you need to bring with you for the walks
- Good, comfortable walking boots with a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential.
- Waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
- Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable).
- A number of thin layers are better than one thick/ heavy jumper. We suggest a fleece for extra warmth especially when we stop on the hills for lunch.
- Hat and gloves (even in summer – any wind chill on the mountain tops will lead to cooler temperatures).
- Sunglasses, sun cream.
- Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 2 litres of water).
- Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks.
- A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
- Any medication you need.
- Thermos flask. We recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on sunny days it can occasionally feel cooler, especially on the summits of the higher-level mountain walks.
- Walking poles (if you use them).
We want you to enjoy your time with Country Adventures and have the best possible adventure experience. Please be aware that if any participants are not properly equipped for the walk (i.e. with walking boots and waterproofs), at the guide’s discretion we reserve the right to not allow them on the walk for reasons of safety for both the individual and the group. If you need clarification on any of the equipment requirements, please do not hesitate to ask.
Trip Schedule & Activity Meeting Times
Please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the meeting point at the required time. The transport for our day walks will leave promptly at the stated time and due to the nature of scheduled trips, we are unable to provide refunds if unfortunately, you miss the departure time.
Saturday Walk – 10am please meet outside Inglesport Shop & Cafe
Sunday Walk – 10am please meet outside Inglesport Shop & Cafe
Address: Inglesport, 11a The Square, Ingleton,LA6 3EB
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