If you’ve stayed with us or had a quick peek at the rooms on our website you might have noticed that they’re all named after our local fells. So we thought we might give a little background to a few, and maybe even a little inspiration for some hills to climb when you’re next able to visit!
First off we have Fountains Fell which is one of our five standard rooms. Fresh and cosy and all with en-suite, you’re sure to have a comfortable night’s sleep.
Fountains Fell is a peak on the Pennine Way, lying between Malham Tarn and Pen-y-Ghent. The summit of the fell reaches 668m and was once the site of a coal mine from about 1790 to about 1860.
Fountains Fell is usually approached using the Pennine Way, either starting from Malham Tarn or from Dale Head on the road between Stainforth and Halton Gill.
Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent are two of our deluxe bedrooms. Individually designed and furnished with an extra touch of luxury in mind, these bedrooms are located in a separate building to The Gamekeeper’s Inn for a peaceful and private stay. The bathrooms feature large showers, and there is also an accessible walk-in wet room in Yockenthwaite Moor. Patio doors open onto an outdoor seating area, perfect for drinks before dinner on a sunny evening.
At 723m (2,372ft), Ingleborough is the second highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks but is probably most people's favourite with the route up from Clapham perfectly setting the scene for the stunning views at the top.
Ingleborough has an instantly recognisable stepped profile which is due to the alternating layers of limestone, sandstone and shale which form the bulk of the mountain beneath its gritstone cap.
Another of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent has a distinctive stepped, and domed outline that dominates the surrounding landscape. The steep southern side with the great rakes down the side make for a dramatic, rocky hillside that draws photographers from far and wide. These rakes were formed in 1881 after a huge thunderstorm washed away the layer of top soil leaving the grit and limestone exposed.
Luxury suites at The Gamekeeper's Inn enjoy private balconies, bespoke furniture, contemporary bathrooms and complimentary, sumptuous Elemis toiletries. Robes and slippers are provided for total relaxation and the patio doors open onto a beautiful private balcony with seating, the perfect romantic setting for a couple’s getaway or a pre-wedding stay. Here we take a look at High Seat.
High Seat is the highest of the fells above the valley of Mallerstang and is the fourth highest of all the hills and fells in the Yorkshire Dales. It is in the north-western part of the National Park, overlooking the deep trench of Mallerstang, and is usually climbed from this side too.
And if none of those happen to rouse your interest for a scenic hike during your stay (or if the weather isn’t playing ball) don't worry! All our guests may enjoy use of our leisure facilities at Long Ashes Park from the moment you check in to the time you check out!