Ingleborough - A walk with Gerry & Bob - Sunday 12th Sept 2010
Area: Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales  -  Distance: 13km / 8miles  -  Total Ascent: 745metres / 2444ft. Approx
Start: Ingleton - GR: SD 70223 73387  -  Finish: Ribblehead - GR: 76616 79310 - Grade: Moderate hill walking.

This is a linear walk of about 13km/8miles beginning with a steep climb to the summit of Ingleborough then taking a leisurely stroll to Simon Fell, Lords Seat and Park Fell whilst enjoying some great views along the way!


Having left Gerry's car at Ribblehead we took mine and drove along the undulating road through Chapel-Le-Dale to the small parking area at the disused quarry on Storrs Common which is just outside Ingleton.

Chapel-Le-Dale with Twisleton Scars in the background

We left the quarry and headed east over rough ground to reach a wall which we then followed for a short distance until we joined Fell Lane, a track heading NE to the farm at Crina Bottom.



The view across to Twisleton Scars and Whernside.


Crina Bottom - the track ends here and the steep climb to Ingleborough begins


Nearing the summit of Ingleborough


Ingleborough 723m / 2372ft


Some may say:-

"If you've seen one trig point you've seen 'em all"

Gerry adds a bit of interest to the proceedings


The View along the ridge following the wall line to:-

Simon Fell 650m / 2133ft

After reaching Simon Fell we cross the wall and head SE for about 400m to Lord's Seat


First we have to cross:-

Yes you've guessed it - Rawnsleys Leap


Lord's Seat - 634m / 2079ft

An ideal spot just to sit awhile and savour the views across the valley to Penyghent.

We eventually leave Lord's Seat and head off north following the wall to reach Park Fell


Park Fell 563m / 1847ft

Gerry's at it again, those little chaps do love having their pictures taken don't they?


We leave Park Fell and descend by a wall until we pass through a gate, we then head directly north across a pasture to pass over another wall via a through stile.

Heading for Gauber High Pasture we cross a limestone pavement to reach a gate leading to the old quarry, following it's perimeter we eventually cross a fence and gain the road approaching Ribblehead.


The Station Inn - Ribblehead

End of the Line for us today!

A cracking walk with weather to match!