The Station Inn provides a perfect base for a host of activities. These include pot holing in the many challenging caves in the area – Alum Pot, Great Douk Cave and Batty Wife Cave to name but a few. The area is hugely popular with walkers and there are many footpaths and long distance tracks that pass close by, among them: The Dales Way, The Pennine Way, The Ribble Valley Way and The Centurion Way. The Station Inn is the perfect pit stop, meal provider or overnight option for Yorkshire Dales walkers. Many visitors choose to use The Station Inn as their base whilst attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – namely a successful ascent of Whernside (736m), Ingleborough (724m) and Pen-Y-Ghent (693m), in 12 hours.
The Railway Museum at Ribblehead Station is a piece of transport infrastructure carefully converted into a museum and visitor centre. Manned by volunteers, it is well worth a look.
Why not enjoy a Railway Day Trip passing through the head of Dent Dale, Mallerstang and the Eden Valley to Carlisle?
White Scar Cave on the road to Ingleton is the longest show cave in Britain – famous for its stalactites and massive caverns. whitescarcave.co.uk
The small but charming St Leonard's Chapel is just a two miles from The Station Inn and a must for those interested in learning more of the viaduct’s history. It is here that many of the railway workers who died during the construction of the Ribblehead line are buried.