Based in North Yorkshire, the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a stunning 8km walk around some really beautiful waterfalls. It had been raining pretty consistently for a couple of days before our visit, so as you can see there was plenty of water which made the waterfalls even more spectacular!
What to Wear
Here I am with Dolly & Fifi at the start of the walk. Wearing sturdy trainers or walking boots is advised, and a much better option than wellies as they don’t have enough grip and could be dangerous!
A waterproof coat is always a good idea for any sort of outdoor adventure in Yorkshire haha. I was pleased to have been wearing gym leggings as there are quite a lot of steps and we had to leap over some small streams.
Don’t wear anything you don’t want to get muddy, and definitely use a rucksack rather than a handbag – I can imagine a handbag would’ve been really annoying.
Exploring with Dogs
Dogs are allowed on the walk, however, it is best to keep them on their leads to stop them from falling in and to stop them from chasing sheep. As long as your dog is energetic, he or she should have a great time, Fifi and Dolly certainly did! 🐶
The Ingleton Waterfall Trail is perfect for people who want to go on a good walk, but don’t want to get lost. It is very well signposted the whole way round, and there are toilets at the start of the walk, and half way round, so there will be no need to go behind a hedge!
There are tons of amazing photo opportunities throughout the walk, and the chance to make lots of lovely memories! Below you can see mum & I looking a bit soggy and trying to get a photo with the dogs in front of Thornton Force.
William Turner sketched this waterfall in the 1800’s, it’s a shame we weren’t there then or he could have added Fifi & Dolly to his drawing!
Just standing next to Thornton Force you can feel the spray coming off it as it falls for 14 metres!
We were lucky enough to get to see a rainbow above Pecca Falls, one of the benefits of going for a walk on a rainy day I suppose!
Talking of luck, make sure you take some spare 2ps as there are plenty of opportunities to make a wish by adding a 2p to the money tree – or money mushrooms!
Once you’ve finished your walk, you’ll find yourself in the little village of Ingleton with a great view of the striking Ingleton Viaduct.
Planning your Trip
There is a charge of £6 each per adult which you pay on your way in – make sure you have cash as they don’t have a card machine. There is a cafe at the start of the walk, and you’ll find a refreshment hut and another cafe as you walk around the trail, you can see more info about the cafes here. Follow the Ingleton Waterfalls Trails Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with what’s happening.
Click here to see my list of other ideas of fun things to do in Yorkshire! 🙂