Ingleton village has a variety of traditional pubs, tapas bar, gin bar and lovely village shops and cafes, all only a few minutes walk from Molly Cottage and there is an open-air heated swimming pool in the village during the summer months. There's also a choice of shops offering outdoor gear and caving equipment as well as a local supermarket catering for all your needs. We have a lovely pottery and art gallery in which to while away time browsing for souvenirs.
With the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales on your door step, Ingleton is the ideal base from which to explore some of Britain's most beautiful countryside either on foot or from the saddle. From gentle green countryside to magnificent caves and everything in between from open moorland to waterfalls, you will never be short of places to explore.
The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a 10 minute stroll from Molly Cottage. The wonderful 4.5mile walk through wooded valleys and across open dales takes you past a variety of waterfalls, the most spectacular of which is Thornton Force. There is a cafe along the route providing refreshments and open views.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk takes in three of the highest summits in Yorkshire. One of them - Ingleborough - lies just outside of Ingleton with the pathway up Storrs Common to the mountain starting a mere 10 minutes walk from Molly Cottage. It gives unrivalled views across the area and even if you don't make it to the top, it's well worth the walk up towards the summit just for the spectacular landscape that you cross en-route.
The nearby market town of Kirkby Lonsdale offers many pubs and fine restaurants as well as some lovely shops. A few miles outside of Kirkby Lonsdale is the renowned Highwayman Inn. About a 15 minute drive from Molly Cottage it provides "destination pub food", in other words some of the finest dishes created by top chefs.
With so many pubs and restaurants on your door step, whether it's within walking distance or a short drive away, you will never go short of a good meal in Ingleton.
When your feet have had enough exercise why not experience the Settle-Carlisle Railway, taking you through spectacular scenery, it passes over the impressive 19th century 24-arch Ribblehead Viaduct.
There are three golf courses nearby in Bentham, Kirkby Lonsdale and Settle.
Slightly further afield but easily accessible is the beauty of the Lake District.