Ingleborough

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Great - but no great height Aug 28, 2010
In world, European or even Scottish terms, Ingleborough is not high. It's not even the highest in Yorkshire - but it does have some points of real interest. First there is Ingleborough Cave, a show cave above the village of Clapham. Higher up on that side is Gaping Ghyll (or Gill). This is a limestone pothole nearly 350 feet deep. This leads into an extensive cave system. Around summer bank holidays local potholing groups let members of the public descend by a boatswain's chair.

Then the top of Igleborough is almost flat nad can be recognised from a long distance. There was an iron age fortification at the very top.

Ingleborough, along with Whernside and Pen-y=ghent, is one of the Three Peaks. Perhaps, never having been a fell runner, I am biassed but I hate the erosion that races like the Three Peaks have caused. Motorways or things that look like them are eyesores on hills and mountains.
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DoctorDee says:
You say you are biased David, but how so? Are there other people who are in favour of erosion on the Three Peaks, and only your proximity of living nearby gives you the clarity of site to oppose it?

No one likes the erosion, but it's not the Three Peaks Race, an annual one off event, that causes the visible and ugly erosion in RIbblesdale! It is the hundreds upon hundreds of sponsored charity walkers who tromp round there, often gossiping idly - oblivious of the natural beauty that surrounds them, on every Saturday of the summer, raising millions for worthy causes as they do.
Posted on: Feb 10, 2011
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