Ingleborough path works
Essential repairs are currently being carried out on one of the paths used for walking to or from the summit of Ingleborough from Chapel-le-Dale.
The repairs are taking place on the steepest section of the footpath from Humphrey’s Bottom towards the summit, also known as High Lot.
Repairs began in August 2020 and are now nearing completion. There is still a considerable amount of landscaping to do and contractors are still working on site.
The temporary path closure that was previously in place whilst the main part of the stone pitching works were carried out has been lifted and the route is now open. It is still important that people walking the route observe any local signage and directions given by the contractors on site.
Frequently asked questions
Why is the work necessary?
High footfall, heavy rainfall and the steep terrain have caused the existing stone pitched path, installed in the late 1980s, to slip. The work is necessary to prevent further erosion.
How can you help?
The Yorkshire Three Peaks are very fragile environments and the public rights of way network is under pressure from the thousands of visitors that come to enjoy it each year.