Ingleton Waterfalls Trail



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As a year-round attraction, visitors have plenty of opportunities to see seasonal changes in the Ingleton landscape, and find something new and interesting whatever the weather. The trail takes in a number of waterfalls, the largest of which is Thornton Force that falls 14 metres over limestone. Other falls include Hollybush Spout and Pecca Falls. There is also plenty of interesting flora and fauna; the area has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground, and a large number of steps are provided for any steeper climbs. Unfortunately the footpath is unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
The Falls, INGLETON, LA6 3ET


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Mar & Nov-Feb, daily 9-2.30; Apr-Aug 9-7; Sep-Oct 9-4. The trail takes 2.5 hours on average to complete. Please bear this in mind as it needs to be completed in daylight

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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