Crina Bottom lies on the route between Ingleton and Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Crina Bottom lies on the route between Ingleton and Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

National park bosses have approved plans for a snack shack on a walkers’ route up one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority gave the go-ahead for the timber kiosk at Crina Bottom, next to the bridleway leading from Ingleton to the summit of Ingleborough.

Adam Gough’s retrospective application for the 2×2 metre structure at the remote farm was given the green light despite a small number of objections. Mr Gough said the plan was to sell hot and cold drinks and cold snacks to walkers making the ascent or descent of the hill.

The kiosk is sited within the walls of the garden of the remote building, which can only be reached on foot or by a 4×4 vehicle along a rough track. The bridleway forms part of A Pennine Journey long-distance route.

The application said the kiosk would be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays, plus weekdays during school holidays, from 10am to 4pm.

The Crina Bottom snack kiosk. Photo: YDNPA

The Crina Bottom snack kiosk. Photo: YDNPA

The authority’s planning committee approved the proposal on Tuesday.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority chair, Neil Heseltine said: “We’ve seen the headlines, and this absolutely is not about opening a cafe halfway up Ingleborough. We refused that application many years ago.

“This is about a small timber kiosk at the bottom of a garden opening for a few hours at the weekend and during the holidays for the sale of a few snacks.

“This is a very modest, low-key scheme, which requires the applicant to present us with a detailed plan of how waste and litter will be controlled to ensure the unspoilt character of the area.

“At the heart of every planning decision we make as a national park authority is our purpose to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of this fantastic area. It is the committee’s view that this scheme does not compromise that purpose.”

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