Local Attractions

There are many attractions within and around Ingleton. Below is a small selection. Beechtree Cottages is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is only a short drive to the west coast resorts of Blackpool, Morecombe, and only a few miles from the Lake District, and the Forest of Bowland. There are many attractions to see and do, and we have a large selection of leaflets and brochures at the cottages.

Pubs – Eating Out – In the Village

The most common question people ask is “Are there any pubs and places to eat within walking distance?”. A ten minute stroll into the village of Ingleton and there’s a selection of pubs and restaurants offering usual English and Italian style fare. There are also many cafes, tea rooms, and takeaways within the village so if you don’t want to cook you don’t have to. Our personal favourites for food are the Wheatsheaf Inn and The Marton Arms. For lively entertainment you can try The Craven Heifer, The Masons, or The Three Horseshoes. If you are a steak lover and you enjoy your wine then a short trip to the Orange Tree in Kirby Lonsdale or the Highway Man Inn are a must.

Ingleton – Ten Minutes Easy Walk

Ingleton is famous for its spectacular scenery, waterfalls walk, and caves. There are pubs, general stores/shops, a post office, cafes, restaurants and takeaways all within walking distance. Ingleton is very much a tourist village and is very welcoming and friendly without being overcrowded or spoilt by large volumes of traffic. Ingleton has an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, indoor climbing walls, and a newly built childrens’ play area. The walk into Ingleton is along a pavement.

For More Info on Ingleton please visit www.visitingleton.co.uk

Fells – Starts in the Village

Directly from the village you can ascend the 2,373 feet of Ingleborough and take in the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales from its summit. For the more experienced, try the Three Peaks Challenge , with Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent offering 25 miles of outstanding natural beauty.

Waterfalls Walk – Starts in the Village

The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Walk has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The walk is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features. Good footware and a reasonable amount of fitness required.

For trail & details: www.ingletonwaterfallswalk.co.uk

White Scar Caves Ingleton – Distance 1.5 Miles

Deep beneath Ingleborough Hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies a hidden world which has been sculptured by nature over thousands of years. Imagine a subterranean landscape, beautifully lit, with gushing streams and waterfalls, exotic cave formations, and a huge ice-age cavern adorned with thousands of stalactites.

The longest show cave in Britain! www.whitescarcave.co.uk

Outdoor Pool – In the Village

In its riverside setting, Ingleton’s open-air heated swimming pool is an idyllic place to swim. The pool is managed by the local community. Open during the summer season, the pool has recently been improved and modernised, and is a popular attraction with both locals and visitors. Seasonal opening.

Canoeing – Climbing – Ghyll Scambling – Caving – Mountain Biking – Mountain Walking – Local

Always wanted to try? Organised activities from two people upwards – Good for groups of family and friends who want to give any of the activities a try.


Mountain Bike Trails – Gisburn Forest

Gisburn Forest offers fantastic mountain biking with beautiful views.

Glide easily along mellow trail by Bottoms Beck, twist and shout through Park Wood, dance with your bike down Hully Gully, or grit your teeth and rush down the Bigfoot slab – everyone should find something that will make them grin. Gisburn is a working and dynamic forest created and managed by the Forestry Commission. The forest and recreation facilities are likely to continue to change and evolve. From easy trails to very technical black runs.

The Station House Pottery

Built in 1850, this was the main line station for Kirkby Lonsdale. Now it has a new lease of life as the Pottery Art and Craft Tearoom. In our workshop there is everything you need to decorate a piece of ceramic, which you will be able to take home in less than one hour. Choose from a wide selection of white ceramic items, and personalise them with our special paint, which, when baked in our oven, is fixed, food and dishwasher safe.

Website: www.stationhousepottery.co.uk

The Settle-Carlisle Railway

England’s most scenic railway.

Ribblehead station is 10 minutes drive from Ingleton. This website celebrates the diverse and varied attractions of the Settle-Carlisle Railway – a line steeped in history but with a regular scheduled service, forming part of the National Rail Network, allowing access to the area and views of some of the finest scenery in Britain. The viaduct opposite is just a few miles from Ingleton.

Website: www.settle-carlisle.co.uk

Yorkshire Dales Falconry & Wildlife Conservation Centre – Distance 5 Miles

Since the centre’s creation in 1991, it has provided the public a glimpse into the sport of falconry as well as an insight to various birds of prey. However, the centre’s primary goal is to assist the re-population of birds of prey around the world. The centre is part of a world wide breeding and conservation programme that hopes that one day, all of the species can be safe in their natural habitats around the world.

Website: www.falconryandwildlife.com

Skipton Castle – Distance 20 Miles

Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.

Website: www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12th Century priory. Venture a little further to picnic on the banks of the River Wharfe, or in the shade of Strid Wood where you will find the Cavendish Pavilion for refreshments.

Website: www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk

The Play Barn – Distance 7 Miles

Bring the kids here and relax whilst we entertain them. Have a nice cup of coffee, read the papers and use the Broadband Internet facility. The Play Barn offers a space where parents and children will have a fun time, whilst the children are scrambling over the adventure course, testing their climbing skills on the climbing wall, having fun in the spooky maze, or perhaps sliding down the twisting slide.

Website: www.settleplaybarn.co.uk

Wensleydale Cheese Factory – Distance 15 Miles

Wallace & Gromit know what there talking about when it comes to cheeses so why not take a visit to the Wensleydale cheese factory where you can take a tour, view how they make cheeses, tour the museum, do some cheese testing, and enjoy the restaurant. The Tours start Daily at 10am.

Website: www.wensleydale.co.uk

Dalesware Clothing – Five Minutes Walk

Based in Ingleton, in the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales, we have been manufacturing and supplying quality outdoor clothing since 1979. With our experience of manufacture and retailing outdoor clothing and accessories, you can trust our friendly staff to help you make the right choices. We offer a wide range including larger sizes and children’s and with many exclusive offers and special deals we’re certain to have something to suit the whole family and every budget. A great choice from the leading outdoor brands including Berghaus, Lowe Alpine, The North Face, Merell, North Cape and many more.

Website: www.daleswear.co.uk

Docker Park Farm – Arkholme – Distance 5 Miles

Docker Park Farm Visitor Centre Docker Park Farm is still a working farm and this makes it an ideal venue for children to learn about the countryside and life on a farm. Ride on Tommy tractor trailer the highlight of every child’s day, or enjoy a ride on one of our two ponies: Charlotte or Dinky, around the paddock. Feed the hens, rabbits, guinea pigs, and goats. New to Docker Park; Ferret Racing, Rita & Reggie Rhea, Willy & Mary the Llamas, and The World of Pheasant. Enjoy the indoor adventure play area, milk the ‘special’ cow, ‘spot the animals and birds’ competition, feed the rabbits and go on a nature trail. Open Daily from 10am.

Telephone: 01524 221 331

Rheged – Short Drive

The Lake Districts most popular Indoor Attraction. An International Award Winning Family Day out. Named after Cumbria’s Celtic King. Attractions include a Cinema Screen over six double-decker buses high, five giant movies, national mountaineering exhibition, shopping, food & drink, play area, the Romans in Cumbria.

Website: www.Rheged.com

Ullswater Steamers – Short Drive

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ operate cruises all year round, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Five different timetables operate, dependant on the time of year, offering one and two hour cruises all year round. A Cruise aboard an Ullswater ‘Steamer’ is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy ‘England’s most beautiful lake’, opening up fantastic vistas of Helvellyn, the Pennines, and the beautiful shoreline of the lake itself.

Website: www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk