Ingleton Waterfalls Trail : North Yorkshire

by | Nov 21, 2019 | Go Outside, North Yorkshire, Walking

Route Information

An out-and-return circular walk

Route Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 7 km (4.34 miles)

Route Elevation: 204 m

Route Time: 2-4 hrs

Start and Finish: Broadwood Entrance, Ingleton, Carnforth, LA6 3ET

Depending on the featured walk and especially in mountainous areas, you may need to Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in to your own pace.


There are toilets and the Falls Cafe on site, for more information visit Ingleton Waterfalls Trail website 


The only hazards on this walk are the paths can include steps which could be slippy in wet weather and open spaces of water (most waterfalls are fenced off)

The Urban Ranger Website cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent, and to be able to read a map and use a compass. Plan your route properly with the latest advice from the AdventureSmart website

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail cost’s £7.00 (16 years & over) and Children £3.00 (under 16 years) and free parking is available for ticket holders as of November 2019. Card payment is accepted and you can check their seasonal opening times on their website.

You can spend all day at the falls if you wish but i think you could possibly complete this walk in around 3 hours if you were pushed for time. I completed the trail in around 4 hours given i was taking photos and had a sit down for a while with my ice cream which you can obtain half way around the circular.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a well-known circular trail beginning and ending in the village of Ingleton in the county of North Yorkshire, now maintained by the Ingleton Scenery Company.

It is claimed that the trail, is some 8 kilometers long, and with a verticle rise of 554 ft and has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the north of England. 

Following a number of articles in the Lancaster Guardian and other newspapers about the scenery in and around Ingleton, public interest led to the creation of the trail in an area which was previously hidden from view. Paths and bridges were built and the trail opened on Good Friday, 11 April 1885. The presence of Ingleton railway station played a major role in the early success of the trail, attracting visitors from Bradford, Manchester and Leeds.

Starting in the Broadwood car park the trail takes walkers along the banks of the River Twiss, through Swilla Glenn with its coin embedded tree and on to Pecca Falls, Pecca Twin Falls, Holly Bush Spout and Thornton Force. A footbridge bridge crosses the Twiss and leads on to Twistleton Lane, where in summer there is often an Ice Cream Van waiting to serve hot and thirsty tourists. Following Twistleton Lane down past Scar End Farm and Twistleton Hall the walk crosses Oddies Lane to Beezley’s Farm.

Past Beezley’s the trail starts its descent along the banks of the River Doe. This river emerges near God’s Bridge close to the settlement of Chapel-le-Dale and flows gently until it reaches the waterfalls walk at Beezley’s Falls Triple Spout (with its three waterfalls side-by side). As the trail continues, you look down 18 metres (59 feet) onto Rival Falls and then onto Baxenghyl Gorge, Snow Falls and finally walk through Twistleton Glenn and back to Ingleton. In Ingleton, the Twiss and the Doe meet to form the River Greta, which in turn flows into the River Lune.

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