what is ingleton waterfall trail
Ingleton Waterfalls trail is located in the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire. The trail 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! Who’d of thought you’d be able to get so close to nature and experience such beautiful scenery in Yorkshire!
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 you 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 accessible from Leeds via the M6.
POSTCODE – LA6 3ET
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.
more on the the route / map
The route starts in the main carpark and and takes you through lush woodland passing each landmark and waterfall until you reach the endpoint of the walk in Ingleton Village.
Starting from the carpark follow the sings for the ‘waterfall trail’ which will guide you down the path which follows the river Twiss. Heading up the river you’ll pass Swilla Glen and also have the chance to put a coin in the famous money tree for good luck!
After a lengthly stroll through nature you’ll soon arrive at Pecca Bridge and be able to see the first waterfall of the walk, Pecca Falls. Take some time to get some photos and admires it’s beauty. Shortly after the first waterfall comes the second, Hollybush Spout, this ones a little more powerful and shows some great contrast from Pecca.
Time for the big daddy, Thornton Force. This is the largest and probably most impressive waterfall on the walk. It’s also a perfect place to stop for a coffee or maybe even a spot to eat!
Beezley falls is next, the triple spout is part of the river Doe and is surrounded by stunning Oak woodland.
Next you’ll come to Rival Falls, here you’ll be able to witness some truly stunning views of the river Doe, there’s even a pool here which is rumoured to be about 80ft deep! (I don’t fancy checking)!
The sixth and final waterfall of the trail is Snow Falls, one of the smaller falls and easily missed if you don’t keep an eye out for it, don’t be mistaken though, it’s just as beautiful as the others!
If you need a bit more information or detail on the route, then you can check out an interactive map of the trail here.
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.
- Bring snacks (this ones a no brainer right)!