Ingleborough and Crina Bottom. Guided walkes to the mountain summit are on offer

Ingleborough and Crina Bottom. Guided walks to the mountain summit are on offer

A festival celebrating the outdoor world’s ups and downs will take place in the Yorkshire Dales.

Ingleton’s Overground Underground will feature the Ingleborough area’s limestone landscape with taster caving trips and guided walks to the summit of the 724m (ft) mountain, one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

There will also be Search and Rescue Dogs Association demonstrations, a Natural England day at Ribblehead Quarry and a major art installation with Louise Ann Wilson’s Fissure.

The festival aims to attract younger visitors and their families with beginners’ climbing, caving and mountain biking on offer, as well as Zorbing, puppet shows and treasure trails.

Visitors can take a winch trip down into the main chamber of Gaping Gill

Visitors can take a winch trip down into the main chamber of Gaping Gill

The festival will run on the spring bank holiday weekend of 27 to 30 May, and will involve the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation, whose volunteers turn out to rescues both on the fells of the Yorkshire Dales and the cave systems below them.

The Yorkshire Dales Guides will be offering map and compass tutoring and safety on the fells information, and on Saturday evening there will be a cinematic evening, with Leo Houlding’s adventures in The Asgard Project preceded by Geoff Yeadon’s Underground Eiger documenting him and Oliver Statham on a caving journey beneath Ingleborough, and the CRO’s Jack Pickup introducing What a Way to Spend a Sunday which follows six cavers on the through trip from Simpsons Pot to the Kingsdale Master Cave.

More details and booking information are on the Ingleton Overground Underground website.

grough has a comprehensive walking guide to Ingleborough and visitors can plan their walking routes and print maps with the grough route system.

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