Open air swimming is just one of the wide range of healthy outdoor activities you can do from Ingleton Hostel. Turn your back on your everyday. Come to Ingleton Hostel for fresh air, fun and adventure. All at a price to suit most budgets.
Come to stay at Ingelton Hostel, an imposing Victorian former YHA . Situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, you are surrounded by stunning scenery and so many things to keep you occupied.
Open Air Swimming Pool
Our hostel must be the only one in the country with an open air swimming pool at the bottom of the garden. Ingleton Outdoor Pool opens at the end of May each year for the Summer Season. Public swimming sessions run daily and it is also available for private hire. You can start or finish your day with an invigorating dip, or spend the day by the pool with the family.
Voted one of the top ten lesser-known lidos by the Guardian in 2018. Here’s what they said about it:
‘Ingleton sits in a fairytale-like glen, approached via a wooded path to the valley floor, where the pool sits in what feels like a secret grotto. This community-run pool has been invested in, and improved, in recent years and is now 20 metres of heated heaven. One side of the site is given over to terraced seating, with tables and chairs above it from which guests can look down onto the pool, while enjoying a snack from the kiosk.’
Walking and Rambling
One of the favourite past times of many visitors to Ingleton Hostel is walking. Hundreds of paths and routes are available for all levels of fitness to experience the limestone cliffs and explore the hidden beauty of the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
The Waterfalls Walk starts in the village and takes you through woodland gorges with spectacular waterfalls.
You can enjoy a walk to the top of Ingleborough from the village and for the more serious walkers the Three Peaks Circuit of: Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside is on offer! More details on the route starting directly from the village of Ingleton can be found here.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
With wide open sky above you, beautiful rolling hills around you and winding roads that sweep along with very little traffic, the Yorkshire Dales is a cyclists dream.
An abundance of fantastic riding is available on the doorstep with routes to test every level of mountain biker. Gisburn Forest (Forest of Bowland) has mountain biking trails for all abilities and boasts some awesome views. www.gisburnbiketrails.com
Ingleton also has its own BMX pump track which is free and all are welcome. Have a look at the thisisingleton.co.uk website.
If the weather isn’t great then you can seek inspiration, entertainment and shelter in the world class caves found in the area. A short drive will take you to White Scar Cave – The Longest Show Cave in Britain. www.whitescarcave.co.uk
Also close by you will find Ingleborough Cave & Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail. www.ingleboroughcave.co.uk
Settle to Carlisle Railway
For a more restful day, why not take a journey on this iconic route. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery as you travel between the quaint stations. The historic town of Carlisle with it’s shops, cafes and museums awaits you as the destination for your day.
Twisleton Scar is a single pitch cliff and is perfect for honing your climbing skills – top roping your family with the open vista spread out before you.
Give indoor climbing at try at the Ingleton Climbing Wall located within the village. First opened in 1987, the indoor climbing wall has been steadily developed to provide one of the best indoor venues in the region. With over 300 square meters of lead climbing wall with in-situ quickdraws and lower-off belays and there are routes to suit all abilities from novice to crag rat.
Organised Outdoor Activities
If you would like to try your hand at outdoor activities we can put you in touch with local outdoor activity companies who offer equipment hire and instruction in a whole range of outdoor pursuits. From climbing, caving and abseiling to canoeing and kayaking.