The four and a half mile Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery in the UK, truly encapsulating nature at its best. As a year-round attraction, it offers abundant opportunities to view seasonal landscapes and to experience a walk in a waterfall wonderland, whatever the weather.
The Waterfalls Trail is an ideal day out in unspoilt surroundings for family and friends. Explore and learn about nature and geological features including Thornton Force, a fall of 14 metres (almost 50 feet) over limestone.
With rare and interesting plants and wildlife and its importance as a geological site, much of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England.
ACCESS: The trail includes a large number of steps, making it, unfortunately, unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing, walking boots or strong shoes. Children need to be supervised at all times. The length of the circular Waterfalls Trail is four and a half miles (8km). The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground, with a large number of steps wherever there is a steeper climb.
Facilities include free parking for ticket holders; toilets at the start, and half-way round at Beezley Farm; several picnic points around the walk; a cafe at the entrance, and a refreshment hut en route.
Dogs are welcome on the trail, but they must be kept on a lead in certain areas, particularly when crossing farmland. Dogs are the responsibility of their owners who must also clean up after them.
For your own safety, please note that the trail is strenuous and passes through areas which are dangerous if you leave the path. Please take extra care, especially on the steeper inclines and during wet weather, when the paths may be slippery. Read and follow all the warning signs along the trail.
Suitable clothing and footwear is recommended for all visitors, including walking boots or strong shoes with good grip. Children need to be supervised at all times.