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Local Links and Information

Eating Out

If you want to eat out there are a couple of pubs nearby. The Old Hill Inn is about 20 minutes walk along our quiet access road. Note that it is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) and opens at 6.30pm in the evening (6.00pm on Saturdays}.
The Station Inn is a short drive away or about 45 minutes on foot across fields and along farm roads. It is usually open all day.
Booking is strongly recommended to eat at either of these pubs.

The village of Ingleton is about 15 minutes drive and has cafes, pubs, restaurants, Indian takeaways and a chip shop.

Shops and Fuel

There is a Coop and an independent convenience store in Ingleton village centre with another Coop and filling station on the A65 in Ingleton. The local bakery, Seasons, in the old middle school does award winning sourdough as well as pies, sandwiches and cakes. There are Booths supermarkets in Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Transport

Ribblehead Station, on the famous Settle - Carlisle line, is about 50 minutes walk from Broadrake. If you are travelling by train we may be able to pick you up from the station - please enquire. The Dalesbus website has information on bus travel, though there is no service along the B6255.

Attractions

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail has been famous since Victorian times and provides spectacular views of falls along the rivers Twiss and Doe.

White Scar Cave, the longest showcave in Britain, is just a few miles away on the road to Ingleton.

Ingleton Open Air Swimming Pool, open from May to September, has been voted one of the best lidos in northern England.

Ingleton Climbing Wall has been running since 1987 with 300 sq meters of lead climbing and 150 sq meters of bouldering.

There is a small visitor center at Ribblehead Station and refreshments are often available.

The nearby village of Clapham is home to Ingleborough Cave and nature trail. There is a popular ascent up Ingleborough from here which passes by the entrance to Gaping Gill, a huge underground chamber with the highest unbroken waterfall in England, though you can only see it disappearing into a hole from the surface.

The market town of Hawes, capital of upper Wensleydale, lies over Newby Head pass, about 30 minutes by car. Attractions include the Wensleydale Creamery, the Dales Countryside Museum

Festivals & Events

Look out for the Flowers of the Dales 2020 Programme arranged by the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust with events from March to October.

The Overground Underground Festival from June to August has a varied programme of events based around Ingleborough.

ride2stride from 28th April to 4th May is a walking and music festival based on the Settle - Carlisle line

The Settle Folk Gathering from 3rd to 6th September is a free Folk Festival based in the historic Dales market town of Settle, with concerts, workshops, singarounds, dancing etc.

The Tour de Yorkshire will be passing close by this year on Friday 1st May. Both the men's and the women's races will come over Newby Head Pass from Hawes turning left at Ribblehead and down through Horton towards the finish in Skipton.

The Three Peaks route is busy with walkers and charity challenges most weekends through the summer but there are a couple of major events for spectators (or competitors if you are up to it). The Three Peaks Race billed as "the marathon with mountains" is on 25th April and the 3 Peaks Cyclocross, regarded as one of the toughest cycle races in the UK, will be on 27th September.

Gaping Gill Winch Meets - Twice a year local pothole clubs set up a winch at the entrance to Gaping Gill giving the public an opportunity to view the main chamber. This year the Bradford Pothole Club have a winch meet from 23rd to 29th May and the Craven Pothole Club will be operating from 14th to 21st August.


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