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Ingleton Glens

Ingleton Glens The Ingleton Glens form the lower part of Chapel-le-Dale at its junction with Kingsdale, extending down to the National Park boundary immediately north of Ingleton.

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Ingleton Glens

Waterfalls and woodland

The steep wooded valleys and gorges of the River Twiss and the River Doe cut winding paths through the area, crossing the North Craven Fault via a series of spectacular waterfalls including Thornton Force, Hollybush Spout and Pecca Falls on the River Twiss, and Beezley Falls, Rival Falls, and Snow Falls on the River Doe. A trail taking in the sights was developed in the nineteenth century for tourists coming by train. Today the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is still a popular destination for visitors. Ancient woodland lines the deep glens – the different species of trees reflecting the underlying geology.

Quarries past and present

As well as a large working quarry below Skirwith Bridge, the area contains many remains of former quarries, including some at Meal Bank – with the remains of its huge Hoffmann lime-burning kiln – and at Storrs.

Limestone scars

The higher parts of the valley are dominated by the banded limestone scars of Twisleton Scar End at its northernmost point, White Scars on Ingleborough Side and the imposing summit of Ingleborough projecting above the scars to the east. To the west North End Scars on the flanks of Gragareth are visible.

Ingleton, with its steep gorge and railway viaduct, is sited just to the south. There are also buildings and structures relating to the quarrying industry. The small hamlet of Scar End, includes Twisleton Hall below Twisleton Scar End, a farm and Twisleton Manor House.