Ingleborough is not the highest of the Three Peaks, but it is certainly the most iconic. Probably the best known and most recognisable hill in the Yorkshire Dales, it has been a magnet for visitors for more than two centuries, who came either to marvel at its majestic profile, to experience the challenges it offered, or to explore the remains of the ancient, 15-acre hillfort on its summit. Prominent artistic and literary figures, such as Turner, Ruskin, Southey and Wordsworth, captured it in paint or worked it into their writings. Aristocratic travellers felt obliged to include the mountain and its caves in their itineraries. For hundreds of years before that Ingleborough provided those who lived around it with many of their needs – peat for domestic fuel, stone for building and lime burning, pasture for sheep and cattle – and in the distant past it acted as a place for communal gatherings and ritual.
Ingleborough: Landscape and History presents new, ground-breaking research in several areas – geology, geomorphology, archaeology and history – all presented in a way which will appeal to visitors and local people alike. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs and illustrations.
Few books relate the biography of a mountain. This new book – perhaps the most comprehensive and well researched of the genre – does just that for one of the best-loved, most historically important and interesting hills in England. Published by local publisher, Carnegie, in association with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Ingleborough will appeal to everyone who loves the Yorkshire Dales and the great fells of northern England.
- Author: David Johnson
- Binding: Hardback and paperback
- ISBN: 978-1-85936-187-0 (hb), 978-1-85936-188-7 (pb)
- Pages: 288
- Illustrations: 100 photographs and diagrams
- Date of Publication: 30 October 2008
- Dimensions: 246 × 189mm