The Hill Inn is set in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park with its dramatic peaks, delightful Dales, rivers, waterfalls and caves this is the perfect starting point from which to explore this beautiful countryside, using the many bridleways and footpaths. More serious walkers may like to attempt the Three Peak 26 mile walk across Ingleborough, Phenyghent and Whernside. Also in the locality are the notable White Scar Caves and Stump Cross Taverns.
In the nearby historic village of Ingleton there is the famous waterfall’s Trail with some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail is 4.5 miles/8 kilometres through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Dales scenery via a series of spectacular waterfalls and geological features.
In the summer the heated open air swimming pool is open. The pool was dug out and built by local volunteers in 1933. The workers included striking miners from the New Ingleton Colliery, which closed in 1936. It has a beautiful riverside setting and is open from the beginning of the Whitsuntide weekend until the end of the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Rail enthusiasts will be enthralled by a trip on the Settle to Carlisle railway, which has beautiful steam trains running on some weekends in the summer. Other activities include caving, potholing, abseiling and climbing. White Scar Caves and Ingleborough Cave are two show caves offering guided tours. At 90m long, Battlefield Cavern in White Scar Caves is one of the longest cave chambers in Britain. Situated on the eastern side of Ingleborough, Gaping Gill is probably the best known pothole in Britain. Water falls a distance of 110m from the surface before reaching the floor of the largest cave chamber in the country. The water from Gaping Gill emerges back into daylight next to the entrance to Ingleborough Cave. Over Whit and August Bank Holiday periods, local caving clubs will winch you down to the floodlit floor