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The Ingleton Waterfall Trail

One of the most famous walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the Ingleton Waterfall Trail offers action-packed walking along two rivers that between them offer a spectacular array of waterfalls. 

The walk provides a perfect introduction to the Dales and we use it as an opener on the first half day of each of our walking holidays based in this picturesque village.

Walking the trail takes around 3 hours, allowing for the inevitable numerous photo-stops. 

The well-constructed path gets us right up close and personal with these thundering cascades.  The Ingleton Estate has created perfect viewpoints guarded by solid rails, and stone steps to make the going easy.

It’s even possible to sneak behind the waterfall at Thornton Force and take a view out through the curtain of water. 

This is a striking landscape of weather-sculpted limestone pavement and lofty gritstone summits, and the sight of so many waterfalls is unusual here and is all thanks to a rare pocket of older, impermeable slates across which these two rivers flow as they approach Ingleton.

This is a very special area – wild moorland where curlews cry, moorland that smells of sweet, dried hay in the summer, and green valleys.

Great summer walking, great company, en-suite hotel comforts, and amazing scenery in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales…

Fancy joining us?

  1. For Easy-to-Moderate walking join us for Explore the Dales (June 3-6th): Full details here.

  2. For something a little bit tougher, how about reaching the summits of The Yorkshire Three Peaks, each on a different day?  (August 5-8th).  Full details here.


Here is a sample of customer feedback from our most recent trips to The Dales…

‘Fantastic walking holiday. Good communication on booking, clear information before arrival and a lovely, relaxed atmosphere among the group. Walks were well planned and adapted to the group and conditions (hot!). (The guide) is professional and supportive of every group member.’

‘Loved the fact that I had to do nothing - just arrive and follow!’

‘Excellent from start to finish. Very well organised and fellow walkers very friendly.’

‘Very well organised. Warm welcome. Good accommodation and food. Knowledgeable and friendly leader. Lovely walks, adjusted to the group and the conditions. Would recommend.’

‘Lovely holiday with lovely people and very supportive leader.’

‘Very friendly staff, bedroom perfect, great selection of choices for breakfast. Packed lunches and evening meals good portion sizes.’

For our full 2024 calendar please visit our programme page HERE.


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