A walk up Ingleborough from Clapham

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By TallPaul on 07/04/12 at 3:11pm

Hills walked:
Ingleborough (Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, Clem, Sim, and Tump)
Distance:9.2 km or 5.7 miles
Ascent:102m or 335ft
Descent:105m or 344ft
Start OSGB:ST645790

Yes, I know, everyone walks up Ingleborough from Clapham (well, it seems that way anyway, although in the past we've done it from Ingleton and Horton-in-Ribblesdale, but this was a wander from Clapham and it was the first time I'd been up in a long time and we thought we'd go a different way so instead of using the path up past The Lake we set off on the back road to Ingleton until we reached Newby Cote.

There we turned right and headed up the footpath onto Newby Moss and on up the hill. We obviously weren't the only people to use this route as we did see boot marks in the mud. But no walkers. All that changed when we reached the main Clapham path at Little Ingleborough.

Looking back down the track towards Clapham from the edge of the summit plateau

Masses of people, some really ill equipped - well, not equipped at all really, just in "leisurewear" and trainers. We saw one party turn back at Little Ingleborough (there's a bit of a false summit there ;) ). But we carried on up and onto the summit plateau for lunch at the shelter.

Beth and Jake at the summit shelter, one of the best features of Ingleborough

Then we headed back down the tourist path, past Gaping Gill and down through the scramble into Trow Gill.

Clambering down into Trow Gill on the journey back to Clapham

Then there was just time for an ice cream at the entrance to Ingleborough Cave before heading down past The Lake to the car park in Clapham.

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