Twisleton Scar near Ribblehead

  • Superb limestone scenery
  • Views over Ingleborough & Whernside
  • Explore attractive Chapel-le-Dale

Easy walking, fantastic limestone pavements and far reaching views over two of the Yorkshire Dales “Big 3” characterise this walk above Twisleton Scars. Whernside and Ingleborough were ever present as myself and Mist stretched our legs on the large flat plateau that separates the two peaks, a plateau offering some of the most impressive examples of limestone scenery in the country.

At Ewes Top an array of cairns marked a change of direction for me. As I always prefer keeping to the high ground I decided to follow the sheep tracks that pass along the top of Twisleton Scars first and returning to Chapel le Dale at the foot of the scars. The walking and views of the scars is superb from above and depending how brave you are closer investigation can be made using some of more adventurous sheep tracks

Recommend: This is a much better walk from Chapel-le -Dale than Ingleton if only because it involves a closer inspection of this attractive hamlet.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL2 Yorkshire Dales South & West Buy Map
Start Point: SD 739771. A small car park officially for the church is the best place to start the walk. I prefer heading for Ellerbeck first and returning via the Scars edge.
Height to Climb: 156 ms (512 feet)
Terrain: Limestone country is simply offers the best underfoot terrain in the country
Eating & Drinking: Sadly the Old Hill Inn was closed as I passed but it looks full of character - I will pop in soon and let you know!
Similar Walks Nearby: Norber Erratics from Austwick
Ingleton waterfalls walk
Whernside from Ribblehead
Places to Stay:


Marton Arms, Ingleton