AND THORNTON IN LONSDALE
|Population: 2186||Grid Reference: SD691729||Co-ordinates: 54.1512, 2.4723|
For many visitors to the Dales Ingleton is the
first place they come to. The village is popular with
cavers, rock climbers and walkers mainly because of it's
strategic location and also because there are several
places that also cater for their needs.
Parking in Ingleton is seldom a problem, the road up past
Inglesport has free parking for up to an hour while there
is a play and display car park nearby.
White Scar Cave is one and a half miles (2.5km) from
Ingleton and is the longest show cave in Britain,
recently extended to the spectacular Battlefield Cavern.
There are four pubs in Ingleton and nearby Thornton in
HEIFER: Main Street. Two
bars, popular with cavers.Entertainment on
Saturdays and carvery on Sundays.
- OLD BREWERY INN: New Road. Recently refurbished, pool and darts.
- THREE HORSE
SHOES: Main Street. Popular
with locals and tourists. Live music often
performed. Thwaites beer.
Black Sheep, Moorhouses, Theakstons and guest
beers served. Large pub near the top of the High
A visit to Ingleton is not complete without
undertaking the Waterfalls
Walk, four and a half miles of
scenic beauty though the Glens and past the Waterfalls of
Ingleton including the classic Thornton Force. Allow at
least three hours for the walk. A small fee is charged
for the walk.
The out door type will find the following two
Primarily a caving and outdoor shop,
Inglesport stocks a wide range of clothing and equipment
for the caver, mountaineer and walker. They also supply a
wide range of related books, guides and magazines.
In recent years a small cafe has been available upstairs.
Provides good filling meals ahead of a hard
day's caving ect. I reccommend their burger chips and
beans, especially after a heavy night at the Marton Arms!
In response to Inglesport's decision to open a cafe at
their shop, some years ago, Steve Round of Bernies started selling a
small range of caving and outdoor gear.
THORNTON IN LONSDALE
Three quarters of a mile (1km) from Ingleton
is Thornton In Lonsdale. This small group of houses,
church and pub are just inside the National Park
boundary. Sherlock Holme author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
was married in St. Oswald's Church which has a set of
stocks outside, once used for punishing petty offenders.
The Marton Arms
opposite is one of the best pubs in the Yorkshire Dales.
St. Oswald's Church, Thornton in Lonsdale.