Ingleborough

  • Up Trow Gill - © William Mackesy
  • Below Trow Gill - © William Mackesy
  • Down through Trough Gill - © William Mackesy
  • Ingleborough Cave - confusing... - © William Mackesy
  • Ingleborough Cave - © William Mackesy

Key information: Ingleborough

  • The western Dales' best-known hill, a proud stand-alone mesa-topped giant rising from the escarpment edge, visible for miles from the west.
  • A strenuous slog, but once on the main ridge, you have miles of ridge walking between the various hills. Really glorious all-round views.
  • Numerous approaches, with lots of alternatives and combinations available, and fascinating limestone features on its lower slopes.
  • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating89
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest9
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points-1
  • Total rating89

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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Down through Trough Gill - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

The western Dales' best-known hill, a proud stand-alone mesa-topped giant rising from the escarpment edge, visible for miles from the west.

There are numerous approaches, from the west, south and north-east, with lots of alternatives and combinations available and fascinating limestone features on its lower slopes.

It is a strenuous slog up the steep upper sides, but once on the main ridge, you have miles of ridge walking between the various hills. Really glorious all-round views to the sea and lakes to the west and Ribblesdale and Pen-y-Ghent to the east.

Take in the famous Ingleborough Cave and deep Gaping Gill if approaching from Clapham.

A very popular climb - for good reason, but prepare for crowds on a busy summer day.

This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Yorkshire Dales page.

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Below Trow Gill - © William Mackesy

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Ingleborough Cave - ©William Mackesy...
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