Ingleborough meaning "fort on the hill" is the second highest mountain in the dales (2373 ft) and the only 3 Peak available to mountain bikers. No pubs and real tough .A very distinctive flat topped peak easily identified from all directions and over considerable distances.
Don’t underestimate the small distance involved, although two thirds of the route is relatively easy, how hard can it be to cycle 3 miles we said? Trust us not easy, theres a couple of sections where you have to lug your bike onto your shoulder.
But you will be rewarded with exceptional views of not only most of the dales but an ocean view to boot. Watch the weather on this one as you climb past the first ridge, its like being in a different eco system….
A rare opportunity in the Dales to use the term mountain and bike literally. With three miles of technical downhil
Off the A65 Ingleton follow the road through town [B6255] as it climbs east for about half a mile. Look out for the sign Clapham/Storrs common n your right. Take this turning and look out for a bridleway on your left hand side Park up here.
Follow the Bridalway (Fell Lane) to the summit, thats it! We could go on describing walls, terrain, points of interest and suchlike, but its a 1 horse race, no lefts rights or T junctions, just a bridleway right to the top with some fantastic and challenging riding and views to be had.
The huge flat summit of Ingleborough is well worth exploring although be aware it is illegal to cycle anywhere on the summit plateau other than on the bridleway.
added by: mark - Wed Apr 23
Food & stuff
Yeh right.. Make sure you eat before you set off. Inglesport, a climbers/cavers café is good, as is Inglenook Chippy, and the (locally) famous Pearsons Butchers for top pies and stuff.