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.
Many Station Inn patrons also enjoy visiting the Nature Reserve which is situated in the quarry just across the road. A stunning place where wildlife, flora and fauna are re-establishing themselves following the closure of the quarry. An information system provides narration about both wildlife and the geological formation of the local area.
The Station Inn is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which was originally designated in 1954 and extended in 2016. Whether your interest is in outdoor activities, geology, history, arts and crafts or delicious food and drink - the Dales, quite literally, has it all! To plan your trip we recommend using the following websites as a guide:
The Station Inn is ideally placed between four fabulous northern market towns. Ingleton seven miles to the west; Kirkby Stephen 26 miles away in the north; Hawes 11 miles to the east; Settle 12 miles due south. All have their own individual charm with plenty to do and a host of local crafts to see and sample.