INGLETON has been named the nation’s second favourite village in the hotly contested annual BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards while North Yorkshire as a whole won the award for favourite holiday destination.

Pipped to the post by Bembridge, in the Isle of Wight, Ingleton won its position as runner up for being a thriving village set near to Ingleborough - one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks - with shops, cafes and pubs.

It was also recognised for its popular waterfall trail and exciting mountain biking opportunities.

More than 30,000 votes were cast by the public, to recognise the very best of the British countryside, including mighty landmarks, outstanding national parks, best beaches, beautiful nature reserves and finest rural pubs from around the UK.

This year Yorkshire emerged triumphant, with the North York Moors national park winning the popular national park of the year award, and North Yorkshire being named overall holiday destination of the year,

Fergus Collins, BBC Countryfile Magazine editor, said: “Congratulations to each of the winners – and all the people and places who were shortlisted. The aim of our awards is to celebrate the best of the British countryside and shine a light on lesser known places, projects and people who are doing great work. And personally I’m delighted to have a new list of places to explore in the year ahead.”

North Yorkshire beat Orkney to be named holiday destination of the year.

The Yorkshire Dales national park was named the nation’s favourite national park in 2017.

Winners will be profiled in the May issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine.