Saturday, 1 July 2000

Ingleborough

The superb profile of Ingleborough
Height: 723m (2,372ft)
Prominence: 427m (1,400ft)
Region: Yorkshire Dales
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Marilyn
Summit feature: OS trig pillar and substantial wind shelter
Times climbed: 3
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The Yorkshire Three Peaks - 27/05/2017
Ingleborough & Simon Fell - 30/01/2015
Whernside & Ingleborough - 12/02/2013
The trig pillar on a superb winter day
Ingleborough was once thought to be the highest mountain in England, which it is far from. It is, however, one of the most impressive, thanks to its distinct profile.

The name Ingleborough is derived from the Old English word 'burh' meaning 'a fortified place'. This is thanks to the evidence of an old Iron Age settlement that resides on the summit.

The summit is home to an OS trig pillar and a large, Victorian windshelter and has excellent views thanks to the location of Ingleborough as it pokes out into the valley.

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