Overground, Underground For Dales

Hinkes headlines Yorkshire Dales outdoors and caving festival in Ingleton.

Posted: 1 May 2012
by Jon

Hinkesy a highlight at Overground Underground at the end of this month.

A quick heads-up on the Overground Undergound festival which takes place in and around Ingleton in the Dales between 28 May and 4 June, 2012 with highlights including a talk by Yorkshireman and Challenge 8000 mountaineer, Alan Hinkes.

There's strictly no Womble connection - the event's name is down to the combination of hills and caves in the area at the foot of Ingleborough - but there's till plenty to do. The Hinkes talk about his own experience of local pots and peaks is one highlight and takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 1 June at the Ingleton Community Centre. Tickets are apparently going fast, so if you want to bob along, you'll need to book soon.

There's much more besides including a self-guided walks programme in the local area, a series of local talks about Dales heritage and wildlife, several lectures on local caving exploits and even a nocturnal 'Bats of Clapham', bat-spotting night excursion.

What else? Cave rescue demos, an explosive guided tour of Ingleton Quarry with bonus quarry blast and a Search and Rescue Dogs demo.

And last but very definitely not least, there's a programme of stuff to actually have a go at including caving, climbing and mountain biking plus a workshop on how to make your own musical instrument from local stone followed by a jam session with the Overground Underground “Rock” Band.

So there you go. Stunning area and lots to do. You can find full programme and booking details at www.ogug.co.uk - still no Wombles...might have stopped raining by then though.

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