Covering an area of 1014 hectares (2505 acres), Ingleborough Nature Reserve encompasses the slopes of Ingleborough Mountain, the second highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales. The reserve’s renowned limestone geology and impressive wildlife has seen it designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
The reserve comprises a patchwork of pastures, ancient woodland, wildflower meadows, heather moors and some of Britain’s most spectacular limestone pavements. These diverse habitats share a common ground; they are all affected by the limestone geology of the land. Unique and varied communities of plants, birds and animals can be seen in the reserve. Around 90% of Ingleborough is Open Access land and it can be visited year-round. A network of public tracks and trails allows visitors to explore the area at their leisure.