Britain's Favourite Walks
ITV's programme "Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100" was based on the results of the largest survey ever conducted into the UK’s hiking habits. The top 100 routes, as voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts, included several walks within easy reach of Ingleton. The links, which open in new tabs, will take you to maps of the routes on the Ordanance Survey website.
No. 25: Ingleborough
This is the second highest peak in the legendary Three Peaks challenge. Whernside takes the title for the biggest with Pen-y-ghent coming in third. There are several popular walking routes to the summit but the roundabout route from Clapham that takes in a number of interesting features including Trow Gill and Gaping Gill was described by Wainwright as, 'the finest of all, a classic.'
No. 37: Ingleton Falls
This circular waterfall walk features several spectacular falls and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so look out for rare plants, birds and trees.
No. 1: Helvellyn
This is England’s third highest peak and is a walk for those with a decent level of fitness. The infamous ‘Striding Edge’ is a challenging ridge walk but this route leaves from the village of Glenridding before ascending the summit - and it’s spectacular views - via the Keppel Cove approach.
No. 3: Malham and Gordale Scar
This popular route covers the dramatic landscape of Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Janet’s Foss Waterfall and Malham Tarn - Britain’s highest lake. Travel through varied terrain and rugged landscapes. A less strenuous route is from Malham Village to Janet’s Foss.
No. 8: The Old Man of Coniston
A moderate/challenging walk on one of the best known mountains in the Lake District. The hike to the summit starts and ends from the village of Coniston below and is well worth the effort to reach the top for some stunning views.
No. 67: The Forest of Bowland
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 312 square miles of moorland, lowland, rivers and villages. A favourite walk here takes in the trail around Stocks Reservoir which passes through the Gisburn Forest.