Ingleborough - Thursday 15 September 2011
Clapham - Ingleborough Caves - Trow Gill - Little Ingleborough - Ingleborough - Sulber - Long Scar - Clapham
Clapham Village (Free) - Grid Ref SD745692
Good paths throughout with a gentle scramble up to the top of Trow Gill
Sunny with very little wind
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales (Southern & Western Areas)
Up in the Yorkshire Dales therefore what better way to spend a day than getting up Ingleborough, one of the fine hills on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. We started in the small village of Clapham and made our way out past Ingleborough Caves and up the abandoned meltwater gorge of Trow Gill. Once we climbed out of the gill, we made our way up the pleasant path to Little Ingleborough and onto the Summit itself. The Summit of Ingleborough is a large, flat expanse of grass and stone and there are fantastic views of both Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside and beyond to the Lake District. There is also a marvellous view over to Dent Viaduct.
Leaving the Summit, we made our way down to Sulber to the right of Simon Fell before reaching the signpost that takes you back to Clapham. Passing Long Scar, the walk back is a really pleasant amble on an excellent path all the way back to Clapham. Another great walk.
St James Church, Clapham
Very little chance of getting lost at the start!
The entrance to Trow Gill
Dave about to climb up Trow Gill
Looking back down from the top of Trow Gill
Little Ingleborough with Ingleborough to the right
Approaching the Summit of Ingleborough looking over to the Lake District
The Trig Point on the Summit of Ingleborough
Angie in the Summit Shelter, Ingleborough
Down off the summit at Sulber - a fair way to go yet
Sulber Nick and Pen-y-Ghent
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