Ingleborough’s flat-topped profile has been part of my life for more years than I care to remember (I'm Trail magazine's Mountaineering editor by the way). I see it every day from my home and as I go about my day-to-day life. I am out on it at the very least once a week in all imaginable conditions and at all times of day and night. I do like my climbing, and although there are a few crags on its flanks these are not the main attraction. Primarily it’s walking territory with well-trodden and popular paths in places, and utterly wild and untouched routes in others. Every side has fascinating close-up detail, and every change of aspect presents stunning distant views. As a bonus (well, for me at least) when I feel the need to do something different outdoors it also gives me the chance to lug my mountain bike to its summit then descend it like a thing possessed and also indulge in subterranean adventure in one of Britain’s greatest cave systems. After all this time I have never tired of its company, and I always appreciate what it gives me. The type of long-lasting regard I have for it is, by my standards, the measure of a truly great mountain.


Best route: from Clapham via Trow Gill, over Little Ingleborough

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Height(m) : 724
Height(ft) : 2376
Our Rating : Not Rated
Location : Pennines
National Park : Yorkshire Dales
Grid Reference : SD741745
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