Chapel-le-Dale

The valley of Chaple le Dale - with Whernside in the distance

Taking its name from the eponymous village of Chapel le Dale is the valley of the River Doe between Ribblehead and Ingleton in the heart of Yorkshire's famous "Three Peaks" area.

Having Ingleborough to the south of the valley, and Whernside to the north, many streams run down from the fells, feeding various cave systems (including e.g. Weathercote Cave, White Scar Cave, Skirwith Cave, Great Douk Cave and Bruntscar Cave) etc.

Having a distinctive "U-shaped" cross section like many of the dales Chapel-le-Dale is a classic example of a glacial valley, having been carved out by ice during the last Ice Age, and was inhabited by the first human settlers thereafter.

Besides Ingleton the only significant village in the valley is Chapel le Dale itself..


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