Thornbrook Barn Campsite, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales

Jolly parked up at Super pitch 5 and Bri returning from a hilly bike ride

Church of St Oswald, Thornton-in-Lonsdale

Church of St Oswald, Thornton-in-Lonsdale

The Marton Arms, Thornton-in-Lonsdale

The Marton Arms, Thornton-in-Lonsdale

Spooky formations

The Judge’s Head

Spooky formations – this was pretty gross, dripping water from the tongue

Entrance to White Scar Cave

Entrance to White Scar Cave

Mid-August we visited a private site – Thornbrook Barn, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

http://www.thornbrookbarn.co.uk/

On arrival, we stocked up on some provisions at the Country Harvest shop just across the main road.  Then we checked in at the farmhouse on the way in along the driveway.  We stayed on super pitch no. 5.  Clean, modern facilities and a very spacious pitch.  Wish all sites offered this kind of space.  In the immediate area is a small, quaint hamlet, Thornton in Lonsdale.  We made use of the Marton Arms pub there on a couple of occasions. There is also the 12th century Church of St Oswald there in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes author) was married.

One day we cycled to visit White Scar Cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Discovered in 1923, it’s the longest show cave in Britain and you cover approximately one mile during the 80 minute tour.  The at times steep uphill journey there was well worth the effort, not to mention an exhilarating downhill cycle back afterwards, after which we spent some time out and about in Ingleton.   There’s also the challenging 3 peaks walks to do in this area, covering Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-gent.

The weather could have been better, but that said, we had a very enjoyable weekend, postponing the waterfalls trail for our next visit due to heavy rain and wind which wouldn’t have made for a good walk or good photography

http://www.ingletonwaterfallstrail.co.uk/

We highly recommend this site.

Next stop beautiful Keswick.

ONWARDS!>>>>

Suzie & Bri

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