Ingelton

It was a over month ago since we went to Ingleton for the weekend but I can’t neglect blogging about it despite having left it so long as it was such a lovely weekend spent with Paul, Stella & Frank.

Ingelton is a village in North Yorkshire about 20 miles from Kendal taking a couple of hours to get there under Frank’s steam.  Once we got within a stone’s throw of the campsite, we stopped at a lovely little farm shop and got excited about the sausages, pies, sweets and cakes on offer.  We may even have made a few purchases. 😉

When we got to the campsite and got Frank hooked up, we walked the mile or so that it was from the campsite into the centre of the village.  I guess it was the end of the busy season but lots of things in the village were closed so that was a little disappointing.  Fortunately the walk the following day was not…

We walked up Ingelborough.  Ingleborough is the second highest in the Yorkshire Dales, at 723 metres. It is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the other two being Whernside, at 736 metres, and Pen-y-ghent, at 694 metres.  It was a lovely walk which, despite being quite steep going up and coming down, was on clear paths which were good underfoot.  There were some lovely views along the way too.  The walk took us past the famous Ingelton waterfalls as well which looked and sounded lovely.

Ingleborough is frequently climbed as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 24-mile circular challenge walk.  It wasn’t a  surprise therefore that on the way down we passed many people on their way up participating in this challenge.  I was quite glad to only be completing the 12 miles that we ended up doing.

Here are some pictures from our walk:

After finishing and getting cleaned up, we enjoyed something to eat in the van – including some of the local delights bought at the farm shop the previous day.  We also  listened to the rain fall onto the van.  Don’t mind that at all once the walking is done!

The Thornbrook Barn campsite (https://www.thornbrookbarn.co.uk) was seemingly very newly established and was extremely well cared for.  The facilities were amazing and we were right opposite them.  Probably one of the best campsite we’ve stayed at and highly recommended.

The next and final camping trip of the year is to Llanberis in a couple of weeks time.  If we could match the standard of the campsite, quality of the walking and overall dryness of the weather experienced at our weekend in Ingleton I’d be very happy. 🙂