Ingleborough

Sunday, 16 February 2014
9.9miles/15.9km
2169ft/661m ascent
Trail 100 #23


This is the first time either of us remember climbing Ingleborough (2375ft/724m) from this side. The route from Clapham takes you past Ingleborough Cave (where the beck flows out from under the hill) and Gaping Gill (where it disappears down a huge cavern).

Away from the cold wind this was a beautiful sunny day. But it was bitterly cold on the flat rock covered summit.Ingleborough - Ice Coated Top

Ingleborough is a very popular mountain and there were a lot of people climbing up the route to the top. We returned by a much quieter, indistinct path over Little Ingleborough and across Newby Moss down to the road at the foot of the hill.Ingleborough - At the Summit

Each blade of grass on the top was coated in a sheet of ice making wonderful shapes that sparkled in the bright sunshine.

Ingleborough - Frozen Trig PointIngleborough - Ice Coated Grass


Route

Starting at the National Park car park in Clapham (SD746692).

Ingleborough Route

 

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