A festival dedicated to exploring the joys of experiencing activities above and below ground will be held over eight days.

One of the high points of the Ingleton Overground Underground event, will take place over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend in June.

Yorkshire mountaineer Alan Hinkes will share his experiences of being the first Britain to climb the world’s highest mountains, one of only 12 people alive to have achieved this feat. He was named Yorkshireman of the Year in 2011.

The festival kicks off on Monday, May 28, and runs through until Monday, June 4 when it will conclude with the lighting of a beacon to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

The events range from learning about the bats and moths that live in caves and a talk about Ingleton wildlife to having a go at climbing for beginners and getting a first time taste of caving.

There will also be a series of walks, including one to the shanty towns of Ribblehead, where printmaker Philippa Troutman will share the social history of the women, children and men who came to the area to build the Settle to Carlisle Railway in the 1870s.

SARDA members will give a rescue dog demonstration while members of the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation will showcase their skills with a mock quarry face rescue.

Other highlights include a film made by Ingleton Primary School children as they climbed Ingleborough, a speleological art exhibition and taking part in a “blast” at Ingleton Quarry, A spokesman for the festival said: “The people and organisations of Ingleton and the surrounding area contribute in so many fantastic ways to make it all possible, through festival contributions, volunteering, sponsorship and moral support.”

The list of events is apublished in a special programme and tickets are available at Ingleton Tourist Information Centre, Ingleton Community Centre, Neptis coffee shop and by telephoning 015242 41843. It can also be downloaded from ogug.co.uk.