A Victorian house in private grounds, Ingleton Hostel is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, in the pretty village of Ingleton. Surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls, and mountains, the area is known for its walking routes and striking caves, with a famous waterfall trail that begins in the village.

If you appreciate the great outdoors Ingleton and the surrounding area has plenty to offer. Walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and cavers are all well catered for and Ingleton makes an excellent centre for those wishing to explore by car – the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay coastline are all only a short distance away.

If you’re looking for Three Peaks Challenge accommodation while you take on Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, then this is the place for you. For a more gentle day out, try the waterfall walk to Thornton Force or tour White Scar Caves. Whatever your agenda, you’re sure of a relaxing stay at this renovated Victorian house in private grounds. There’s even an open-air swimming pool and park next door, great for family breaks and school trips.

The Ingleton skyline is dominated by Ingleborough, at 723 metres (2372 feet) the best known of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

The area has many other attractions including:

  • White Scar Cave, Britain’s longest show cave.
  • The Waterfalls Walk through woodland gorges with spectacular waterfalls.
  • Limestone peaks and scenery with Ingleborough. Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent make up the Three Peaks.
  • The nearby Settle-Carlisle railway and the famous Ribblehead viaduct.
  • The Pennine Way passes close by.
  • The rolling hills and virtually traffic-free roads around us make for superb cycling country while Gisburn Forest (20 miles away) has red, blue and green routes to suit all ages and mountain biking abilities.

Directions & Map

If you’re using the M6 from the north leave at J36 and travel east for 10 miles to Ingleton. If you’re traveling from the south, leave at J34 and follow the signs to Ingleton for about 15 miles. The hostel is just off the A65 Skipton to Kendal Road so travelling from Leeds is no problem.

Ingleton Hostel is located in Ingleton Village Centre, close to the Outdoor Pool and Children’s Play Area, once in the Village turn left in the village square (by Tangles Hairdressers & The Village Kitchen) and follow the signs down Sammy Lane (Left hand turn down a single track road before you reach the Fish & Chip Shop). Once on Sammy Lane turn immediately left in front of the large grey gates and then the entrance to the hostel car park is on your right hand side.

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By Rail:
The Leeds to Morecambe Train line stops at both Clapham & Bentham. Ribblehead Train station is the closest stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. All are within approx. 10 minutes drive of Ingleton. For convenient bus connections to Ingleton the best stations are Settle or Lancaster.

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