A visit to Ingleton Falls

Last week we spent a couple of days in North Yorkshire, visiting the spectacular Ingleton Falls.  It’s a few years since I was last there and not much as changed. You still have to pay to walk the countryside trail, something that doesn’t go down well with a lot of people but at least the money helps maintain the paths. At £6 each, it is a bit ‘steep’ though.

We stayed at Thornbrook Farm campsite which proved to be an excellent choice. A short stroll from Ingleton and an even shorter stroll to a large farm shop and a great local pub. The facilities on site are also excellent with one of the cleanest shower blocks I’ve ever seen plus underfloor heating too!

The local pub is The Marton Arms at Thornton in Lonsdale.  The staff were really friendly, the food was good and there was a good choice of beers on tap too. Easy to see why, even on a cold mid-week night, it was a popular location.

Back to the Falls themselves and we didn’t visit on the best of days. It was cold, very windy and muddy but, it was still an enjoyable walk. We chatted, on the way round, to an avid walker who was originally from Yorkshire but who now lives in Australia. He was reminiscing about the last time he was here, when he worked as a gamekeeper in the area. He has walked trails all around the world but the icy winds and driving rain earlier that week had forced him to abandon his planned walk. I could relate to that as we walked over the tops on the North Yorkshire fells, the wind driving you back and the icy spots of rain stinging the cheeks. The walk itself took us about two and a half hours in total and there is a cafe hut half way round with toilet facilities

As some point I’d like to return to Ingleton and spend more time photographing the falls.

Here are a few pictures from our visit.

Ingleton Falls in North Yorkshire

Ingleton Falls

Thornton Force, the largest of the waterfalls on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Thornton Force

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The Marton Arms

St Oswald's Church at Thornton in Lonsdale

St Oswald’s at Thornton in Lonsdale

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North Yorkshire Countryside

 

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