Local Area
LOCAL AREA

Ingleton (Land of Waterfalls and Caves) is situated at the edge of The
Yorkshire Dales close to both the Cumbrian and Lancashire borders,
making it an ideal place for people to explore locally and a little
further afield.

The village itself with its friendly pubs and tea rooms nestles at the
foot of Ingleborough, one of the three peaks.
The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Walk (approx 4.5 miles in length) takes
you through beautiful Dales scenery via a series of magnificent
waterfalls and geological features, much of the trail has been
designated a site of special scientific interest by English Heritage.
After the walk you can sit and relax while enjoying a coffee at The
Falls Café
.

Also in Ingleton there's the open air heated swimming pool (seasonal).
The climbing wall and White Scar Caves the longest show caves in the
UK that takes the public under Ingleborough via a trained guide. We
also have Ingleton pottery, where you can watch the potter at work and
also buy his work from the factory shop.

A LITTLE FURTHER AWAY

Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town in Cumbria situated on the banks of the river Lune. The town is a great tourist attraction and is
famous for Devil's Bridge and Ruskin's view. Market day is on a Thursday.

Settle, famous for the Settle-Carlisle railway line constructed
between 1869 and 1876. The return journey from Settle to Appleby takes
you over the Ribblehead Viaduct with views of the Three Peaks and the
surrounding Dales, the journey also passes through the 1.5 mile long Blea Tunnel.

Hawes situated at the head of Wensleydale is bustling on Tuesdays,
which is market day, yet there is so much to Hawes than just the market.

There is the Upper Dales Folk Museum which displays the history and
traditional way of life of the people of the Dales, next to the museum
is the Hawes ropeworks where you can watch the various ropes being
made. At the other end of the village is the Wensleydale creamery,
home of Wallace and Gromit's favourite cheese.
The creamery contains a small museum explaining the history of cheesemaking, this leads on to a viewing platform where you can watch the cheese actually being made,
the last part of the Creamery is the best, this is where you can
sample the many different types of Wensleydale cheese, there is also a shop where you can purchase the cheese and a café with many different
"crakin'cheese" dishes on the menu.
The journey from Ingleton to Hawes takes you past The Three Peaks
Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent with good views of the
impressive Ribblehead Viaduct.

Forest of Bowland or The Bowland Fells has been designated an Area of
Outstanding National Beauty. There are great views of Ingleborough
while standing on The Great Stone of Fourstones, a large boulder
allegedly dropped by a giant on his way to building the Devils Bridge
at Kirkby Lonsdale
. The area is also renowned for its upland bird
population including the rare Hen Harrier.

Kendal is home to a fine selection of shops and shopping arcades. The
town has two museums and two castles and is known as the southern
gateway to The lakes
. Although Kendal is a large town it still retains
its character, don't forget to buy your Kendal Mint Cake.

Lake Windermere and the Lake District, Windermere at twelve miles
long, one mile wide and two hundred and twenty feet deep is the
largest natural lake in England. Bowness on Windermere is a tourist
hotspot from here you can board the pleasure cruisers for a round trip
of the Lake or stop off at Waterhead where Ambleside - another
tourists delight - is within walking distance (various transport is
also available should you not wish to walk).
At the southern end of the lake is Lakeside, here you will find the
Haverthwaite steam railway and also the popular Aquarium of the Lakes.

The seaside towns of Morecambe and Blackpool are within easy driving distances.

Golf courses: we have three excellent golf courses within a ten mile
distance
, Bentham being the closest, followed by Kirkby Lonsdale and
then Settle all three are set around terrific scenery.