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Ingleton Waterfall trail – the best Yorkshire waterfalls!

Ingleton trail
When most of us think about waterfalls we think of exotic locations and rainforests in countries we’ll probably never get the chance to visit. We think of Iceland, New Zealand, Asia… but what if I told you Ingleton Waterfall trail in Yorkshire provided some of the most beautiful waterfalls paired with a fantastic hike right on our doorstep!

what is ingleton waterfall trail

Ingleton Waterfalls trail in North Yorkshire is an 8km (5 miles) long walk around some of the most scenic and breathtaking waterfalls and woodland in the North of the country.

The trail is maintained by the woodlands trust and consists of a number of stunning waterfalls all with suitable viewing spots and fantastic photo opportunities!

The trail is fairly easy for anyone with a basic level of fitness and usually takes around 2.5 hours to complete. The walk starts in the car park and finished in the village or Ingleton. You’ll see some beutiful wildlife, rare plants and of course the powerfull waterfalls that make this hike so special;

  • Pecca Falls
  • Holly Bush Spout 
  • Thornton Force
  • Beezley’s Falls (Triple Spout)
  • Rival Falls
  • Snow Falls

See which ones you can pick out on your way round the trail!

how do i get there?

So hopefully I’ve wowed you enough to make you want to visit. But what about logistics? The trail is located on the west side of the Yorkshire Dales, about a 1.5 hour drive north of Manchester or around 25 miles from both Skipton and Kendal. It’s also easily accesible from Leeds via the M6.


The trails are located in the small, picturesque village or Ingleton, North Yorkshire and can easily be found once you arrive within the village (it’s well sign posted).

Park up, get your ticket and get those walking boots on! 

opening times and costs

Opening times for the trail vary throughout the year so bear this in mind as you must complete the trial before darkness (it takes around 2.5 hours to complete);

March 1st to March 31st – 9:00am to 4:00pm

April 1st to AUgust – 31st 9:00am to 7:00pm

September 1st to October 31st – 9:00am to 4:00pm

November first to February 28th – 9:00am to 2:30pm

Entrance for adults (over 16) is priced at £7 each and for under 16’s you’ll pay just £3. (Bargain day out if you ask me)

Parking is free on a first come first served basis when purchasing a ticket.

You can check the most up to date information on opening times and prices on the official trail website.

points to note

  • Although the hike is considered moderate there are some rocky areas and uneven ground so it’s recommended to wear suitable footwear. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended but you can also wear trainers.
  • Bring some water – its important to stay hydrated especially in the hot summer days!
  • Arrive early if you’re looking to take advantage of the free parking, the trails get very busy especially in peak season.

Final Thoughts

Ingleton Waterfall trails offer an amazing Spring/Summer day out for less than the price of a cinema ticket! I can’t wait to visit again in the future and get some more amazing shots!
The hike and day out is perfect for families, couples and groups of friends of all ages and fitness abilities. Let me know if you plan on checking it out!
If you have any questions or think I missed anything, let me know in the comments or shoot me a DM!

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Looking for a fun and exciting day out without the price tag? Get your family, friends and loved ones active with an amazing 8km hike around the Ingleton Waterfall Trail. 

You'll see some beautiful waterfalls, rare plants, and possibly the most beautiful scenery in all of Yorkshire!

Check out this guide for everything you need to know about Ingleton Waterfall Trail. via @dannyexplores
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