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Old Hill Inn Public House

Old Hill Inn Public House

The most visited place at Chapel-le-Dale has got to be The Old Hill Inn on the B6255. Walkers and cavers use the public house and the car park can be used for a small fee as a parking place to ascend either Ingleborough or Whernside, being equidistant between the two.

St Leonard's Church

St Leonard's Church

St Leonard's church, just over the road from the Old Hill Inn, is a picturesque old church with a little bell turret, where the graveyard serves as a reminder of the difficult conditions encountered by many in years gone by.

The tremendous feat of engineering, which was necessary to complete the Settle-Carlisle railway line, was not achieved without casualties. Thousands of workers ("Navvies") descended on the area and several shantytowns sprung up to cater for them all. Due to the violence in the towns, virulent outbreaks of various diseases and construction accidents, the churchyard at Chapel-le-Dale soon became full. They are all commemorated on a tablet made in 1876 by the Midland Railway Company.

Mouth of Hurtle Pot

Mouth of Hurtle Pot

Behind the church rises a lane, which quickly reaches the large pothole of Hurtle pot followed a little further on by the entrance to Jingle Pot.

 

Walks near Chapel-le-Dale
Ingleborough Circular walk from the Hill Inn
Whernside walk from Ribblehead Viaduct

 

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