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Mary Doyle, the mother of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, lived from 1882 to 1917 in Masongill, a hamlet near Thornton-in-Lonsdale. In 1885 Arthur, a regular visitor to the area, was married to his first wife Louise in St Oswald's Church, Thornton-in-Lonsdale.[55][56] When visiting his mother, Arthur would have arrived at Ingleton (Midland) railway station, where Randall Sherlock died, and continued his onward journey by cart to Masongill passing through Holme Head.

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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.

Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Ingleton, the Craven Heifer is a 17th century coaching inn serving home-made food, award winning cask ales and bed and breakfast accommodation.

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Whernside, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) NNE of the village, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, is the highest point in the parish at 736 metres (2,415 ft).

Back in Ingleton village itself there are several cafes, pubs and guest houses. There is also a very pleasant outdoor swimming pool (which is open during the summer months only).

Ingleton Tourist Information Centre is based at the Community Centre in the main car park in the village centre and is open all year. it is one of very few T.I.C.s in the country to be managed and staffed entirely by volunteers from the local community.. » FIND OUT MORE

Being situated just off the main A65 which runs along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park from Skipton to Kirkby Lonsdale and on to Kendal in Cumbria, Ingleton makes an excellent base not only for exploring the northern dales (including more the remote valleys such as Dentdale), but also nearby Bowland, and the English Lake District and Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells to the north and north west.

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There is now one school in the village, Ingleton Primary School.[48] It is a partner in 'The Three Peaks Family of Schools', a grouping of secondary schools, primary schools and middle schools.[49] serving North Craven. Ingleton Primary School is a small school, that teaches pupils in mixed classes, two classes serve the Key stage 1 pupils, years 3 and 4 are together and years 5 and 6.[48]

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Of two quarries in the parish, Ingleton Quarry, owned by Hanson Aggregates,[33] is active and extracts Ordivician greywacke for roadstone[34] but Meal Bank Quarry that extracted Carboniferous limestone and possessed an early Hoffman kiln is no longer active.[35]

Our village and area has lots of services to meet your every day and one-off requirements, whether you live here or want business-to-business services.

The area below the north end of Ingleton viaduct is known as Holme Head.

Tourism, mostly from hiking and caving, accounts for most of the economic activity of the village, especially in spring and summer. There are craft businesses, such as pottery.[32]

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The group was set up in 2015 to help improve the visability and reach of Ingleton and the surrounding area, increasing the awareness of the products and services provided by member businesses. » FIND OUT MORE

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The village boasts a wide range of accommodation - from bunk barns to guest houses and hotels - so can cater for most requirements.

Reverend Thomas Dod Sherlock was vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Ingleton from 1874 to 1879, while his Uncle Edgar was Rector of Bentham. His father, Randall Hopley Sherlock, a Liverpool newspaper proprietor, was killed by lightning at Ingleton (Midland) railway station on 9 August 1875 while visiting his son. A stained glass window is dedicated to his memory in the church tower.

Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Craven Heifer is a traditional country pub that welcomes everyone; walkers, cavers, participants of the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge or visitors to the nearby Ingleton Waterfall or The White Scar Caves. Everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome, a refreshing pint, a hearty dinner and a comfortable room.


Although officially only just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the area around Ingleton boasts some of the finest limestone scenery in the region.

The trail follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers as possible to provide spectacular views of the waterfalls. The path includes a large number of steps which means that it is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. We would advise wearing walking boots or strong shoes.

Situated on the western flank of Ingleborough, one of the area's famous "Three Peaks", Ingleton makes an excellent base for walking, climbing and caving.

This area of Craven is best known for its natural landmarks, since the parish includes the summits of two of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Ingleborough and Whernside. Two miles north east of the village on the road to Chapel-le-Dale are the show caves at White Scar Caves.[38] An access tunnel has been cut to allow visitors to visit.

Historically, mining and agriculture were the predominant industries in the area. Coal was extracted from the Ingleton Coalfield from the early 1600s, to the turn of the 20th century, eventually closing in 1936. The New Village estate was built for mine workers.[19]

Ingleton has a community open air swimming pool which is closed in the winter.

The Carboniferous rocks were deposited unconformably onto basement rocks which are exposed as inliers in Chapel-le-Dale and lower Kingsdale (Swilla Glen). They are Ordovician in age, deposited as turbidites about 480 million years ago in the Iapetus Ocean, and heavily folded and lightly metamorphosed in late Ordovician times. They are currently quarried for roadstone, and were once quarried for slate in the Ingleton Glens.[28]

Our menu is filled with fresh home-cooked dishes which can be enjoyed in our wooden beamed dining room or next to our cosy log fire.  Take a look at our food pages for details on our varied menu and specials boards. To wash down your dinner we serve a range of cask ales in our traditional style bar; sit back and relax or enjoy a game of pool or darts.

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The Wheatsheaf 22 High St Ingleton LA6 3AD Phone: 015242 41275 Email: info@thewheatsheaf-ingleton.co.uk

Ingleton and the surrounding area was settled in the Iron Age by the Brigantes who built a hill fort on top of Ingleborough with walls a kilometer in circumference. The Romans defeated the Brigantes in battle and built a fort alongside the hill fort. The valley was crossed by Roman roads as Ingleton was a strategic river crossing. By the 12th century the Normans had built a church in the village.[4]

There’s a selection of independent shops in Ingleton, selling gifts, essentials and larger items. Member businesses are listed here.

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Historians are divided on the origin of the names Ingleton & Ingleborough. ‘Ingle‘ is an old Scots term for fire or beacon, in Danish as a prefix it denoted ‘English‘, while in Old English ‘ing‘ means peak. What is not in doubt is that Ingleton & Ingleborough were sites of ancient settlements. » FIND OUT MORE

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a five-mile (8 km) circular walk from the village, opened in 1885.[39]

Willian Lowther (1574–1641) of Ingleton Hall was Lord of the Manor, Justice of the Peace for the West Riding and had seven children. His son Richard (1602–1645) inherited the manor and two sons joined the church. His daughter Frances (1612–1665) married John Walker who leased the Ingleton Colleries, and Elizabeth (1615-?) married Anthony Bouch in 1636 and mortgaged Ingleton Manor.[5]