If you want to do a short walk (circular 3 - 5 miles), pick up a Westhouse Walks leaflet at the Tourist Info Centre or one of the village shops in Ingleton. They take in stunning scenery, there are 3 walks to choose from and you look for these markers - photo attached. A couple are on footpaths/through fields with access, and one is along roads/pavements. Suitable for all with average mobility.
Kirkby Lonsdale
Thornton Force

Ingleton 2 miles; Bentham 3.5 miles; Kirkby Lonsdale 4 miles; Settle 12 miles.


The village of Ingleton is surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls, and mountains. The Craven Fault crosses the area, and geological and archaeological sites abound.

Ingleton lies on one of the principal East-West routes across the Pennines used from prehistoric and Roman times. The remains of an Iron Age fort can be seen on the summit plateau of Ingleborough, at 723 metres (2372 feet), the best known of Yorkshire's Three Peaks. The ascent is by a relatively easy path from the village.

The Waterfalls Walk - The famous Waterfalls Walk has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The walk is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.

White Scar Cave - Deep Beneath Ingleborough Hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies a hidden world which has been sculptured by nature over thousands of years.
 Imagine a subterranean landscape, beautifully lit, with gushing streams and waterfalls, exotic cave formations, and a huge ice-age cavern adorned with thousands of stalactites.
 The Longest Show cave In Britain!

St Mary's Church - We who live in the village of Ingleton take great pride in out Parish Church, which has remained throughout the centuries the very heart of the community. If you are planning a trip to the Yorkshire Dales or just to Ingleton itself then take time to visit our wonderful Church.

St Mary's Church The Church of St. Mary's has one of Ingleton's oldest relics, the 800 year old Norman font, found in the river in the last century. 'Another of the Church's prize possessions is the 'Vinegar Bible', one of the few remaining copies printed in 1717 containing the page heading 'Parable of the Vinegar', a misprint for 'Vineyard'.'

The Settle - Carlisle Railway (England's most scenic railway.) - Ribblehead station is 10 minutes drive from Ingleton. This website celebrates the diverse and varied attractions of the Settle-Carlisle Railway – a line steeped in history but with a regular scheduled service, forming part of the National Rail Network, allowing access to the area and views of some of the finest scenery in Britain.


The town of Bentham is an urban area that is larger than a village but smaller than a city. Unless Bentham grows to a size where it is elevated to a higher administrative status it is effectively a parish but to differentiate between the two at the turn of the last century towns were granted the right to allow their elected representatives call themselves a "Town Council" and to, from their number, elect a Mayor. Other than that they have the same legal rights and responsibilities as a Parish Council.

 To provide a safe area for  market traders a market place was set up in Cleveland Square with access from Main Street through the ginnel by Asian Spice.

Every Wednesday from early morning until mid afternoon there are regular stalls for fruit and vegetables, fish, cakes and biscuits and jewellery repairs watches, batteries etc.

A stall with plants, flowers and eggs  is on the Main Street near the Black Bull every Wednesday. And on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings there is still a fruit and veg stall outside the Coach House.

St Margaret's Church is situated atop the hill off Station road. Climbing the hill not only brings one to the beautiful architecture of the church but also gives us a fantastic view of the surrounding area.

Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a charming market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park set in the Lune Valley. Excellent as a base for both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, the area has inspired artists such as Constable and Turner, and offers ancient Norman Churches, mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, and is full of numerous 17th and 18th century buildings. The scenic beauty of the River Lune is spectacular. John Ruskin thought Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding area one of the most beautiful in England. The town is known for its 'Ruskin's View'. Market day is Thursday in Kirkby Lonsdale.


Settle is a small market town within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It is served by the Settle railway station, which is located near the town centre, and Giggleswick railway station which is a mile away. It is 29 miles from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The main road running through Settle is the B6480, which links to the A65, connecting Settle to Skipton.

Settle's market is held weekly on Tuesdays, in the market place in the centre of the town, which is surrounded by local businesses, most of which are family-owned, with some offering items for sale unique to the Settle area.


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