This circular stile free walk is through the National Nature Reserve of Ingleborough and is suitable for someone who is travelling in a sturdy 4×4 all-terrain wheelchair. There is a fine example on a limestone pavement on this walk which is home to some wonderful colourful wild flowers, such as the harebell and small scabious.
We used a TerrainHopper for the walk.
There is off road parking available on the opposite side of the road to the bridleway just south of Selside, near Ribbleshead. This is where the Pennine Bridleway crosses the main road.
The start of the walk is on a good tarmac track, which changes into a grassy pathway once past the gates. The track is well sign posted, but know that you may come across cattle on this walk.
The walk takes in lovely views of Pen-y-Ghent and over to Crummockdale, with Pendle Hill.
Follow the fence down the field towards the wall. At the wall turn back 180 degrees and retrace your steps back to the start of the walk. This walk has been designated a “Miles Without Stiles’ by the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Where do I park?
From Settle follow the B6479 towards Horton in Ribblesdale. Follow this road for about 8 miles. There is a layby, for approximately 4 cars, on the right-hand side. Please give consideration to where and how vehicles are parked so as not to cause inconvenience to others.
What Map do I need?
There are no facilities on this walk. Nearest accessible toilets are in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.