One of the most famous walks in the Yorkshire Dales, this route offers action-packed walking along two rivers that between them offer a spectacular array of waterfalls. Walking the trail takes 2-3 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 of wild moorland where curlews cry, and the air smells of sweet, dried hay in the summer.
The Ingleton Waterfall 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:
For Easy-to-Moderate walking join us for Explore the Dales (June 5-8th): Full details here.
For something a little bit tougher, how about reaching the summits of The Yorkshire Three Peaks, each on a different day? (May 9-12th and October 2-5th). Full details here.
You can take a closer look at the Waterfall Walk here.