A route to the summit of Ingleborough from Clapham taking in some fantastic limestone scenery – the caves of Ingleborough, Gaping Gill and the impressive Trow Gill. There are a number of different routes to the summit of Ingleborough, but this one is by far the most interesting.
It is a long walk, with the summit of Ingleborough being 723m high.
Refreshments: selection of pubs, cafes and shops in Clapham
Distance: 17km (10 miles)
Parking: Clapham (LA2 8EF, SD 745 692)
Other transport: Clapham train station is 2km (1.3 miles) from the start
Toilets: In the National Park car park in Clapham
The National Park is a place where farmers and landowners work and people live. While you’re out and about in the countryside it’s important to respect the Countryside Code.
It’s brilliant to get out into the great outdoors but it is also vital that you stay safe. Find out what you need to do before heading out into the hills, and what to do in an emergency here. Make sure you are suitably equipped – remember as you go higher it gets colder and windier.
Navigation on the summit of Ingleborough can be difficult, particularly if visibility is poor. Each year many people leave the summit in the wrong direction – in cloudy conditions you may need to use a compass.
If you are planning to walk with your dog you can find out more about walking with your dog here and in the rest of the Yorkshire Dales.