Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A 4½ mile trail, via a series of spectacular waterfalls, through ancient woodland and beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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scarlett65Preston
Preston, UK132 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
A lovely walk which we started from Falls Park where we were staying. We did the first section down to Ingleton before the trail was open so we were on our own for most of it. This half was really impressive with several waterfalls and very atmospheric as it was enclosed by steep sides and woods. Had lunch in Ingleton then did the other half which was less steep and more open with great views and more waterfalls. Again only a few couples around. Recommend going at this time of year to get away from the hoards of people other visitors have claimed about. We also really enjoyed our icecream at the top.
Written September 28, 2022
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Craig cw
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
At first the £8 per adult price tag seemed a little steep.
We brought our 6 month old baby along in a baby carrier, and from the website it says 'children under 16 £4 entry fee" so we were quietly hoping that we wouldn't be charged for our baby, which we weren't.
The more we progressed, the more we realised how good value for money the entry fee was.
The path was well maintained and clean, albeit a few scattered pieces of litter from some selfish lazy visitors.
Half way round it started to get very steep indeed, it wasn't an issue for us, but can imagine it may be for older or vulnerable people.
We spent around 3/4 hours walking round and stopping along the route, but you could easily spend a day here.

The path is a one way only route, however after the halfway point and the main waterfall, there were a number of people walking in the opposite direction, towards the waterfall, people I imagine who haven't paid the entry fee, as there is a footpath that joins up to the waterfall route.
Written September 27, 2022
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Jill
Shrewsbury, UK52 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a great trail where you get to see beautiful waterfalls. In spite of the rain we had a lovely time. You do need a reasonable level of fitness and good footwear. While the admission fee may seem expensive, the fee includes parking and access to facilities including loos and cafe on the one-way route; we appreciated the trail needs maintaining to keep everyone safe. Highly recommended!
Written July 3, 2022
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iwonab83
Gosport, UK5 contributions
Jul 2022
Until recently, this was free. It's now £8 per person. IMHO, absolutely not worth it.

While the 2nd half of our walk was lovely after quite a few people turned back, the first half can only be described as standing in place and waiting in a narrow, walled in queue that you can't escape from, with children shouting all around you.

It was a rammed Summer Saturday. There were multiple children's trips and families, and most were quite respectful and accommodating to others, but one school trip in particular, with 15 kids and 3 adults, held everybody up by not allowing anyone to pass while also shouting and making a massive ruckus. It was anything but peaceful nature. We were trapped in this traffic for over half an hour, with a massive queue behind and ahead of us. It was awful.

For the new £8 fee, you get partially paved parking instead of the former free gravel parking. You get one women's toilet, which remains blockaded by large groups at all times. I realized the men's toilet only has urinals when I tried to use that instead. There are also a few concrete steps on the trail and lots of handrails, which make it more of a Disneyland for children than an actual nature walk in actual nature. There was even a 1-way gate to lock you out from turning back after the half way point. Lovely. I completely failed to see what, exactly, we paid £8 for. The waterfalls are all brown with a bit of white chemical foam, probably due to runoff from the farms, so while they were kind of nice, they weren't £8 nice.

The 2nd half of the hike was nicer after it became less busy, but there were still a lot of people and even though you get a bit of that natural, muddy rock hiking experience, it felt more like a poorly run theme park than being in nature.

There is a lovely cafe near the parking lot with £13 burgers, but at least their esspresso coffees were reasonably priced and delicious, and staff was very polite. We ended up having to use their toilets. There were also 2 additional privately run coffee stops on the 2nd half of the trail, both of which served real esspresso drinks and snacks. However, the first one, meant to be the 'standard facility' rest stop was closed, because, of course, they already have your £8.

Overall, not impressed. I wouldn't even be sure if I'd go back for free, but for £8 that's a hard no. There are much prettier river trails and more peaceful hikes, all free, nearby, so this is really just a waste of time unless you're taking a school group for some gated exercise.
Written July 4, 2022
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Ben John
6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Really nice walk. Took 1 hour 30 mins (two young fit adults) to complete the loop at a brisk pace on a fairly quiet day. I would imagine in the summer the trail would become unbearable with how busy it gets and how narrow the paths are in places.

The £8 per person and £4 per child is a real kick in the teeth it's rediculous £16 for two of us to go for a walk. Appreciate these things do need upkeep but when you see your £8 going towards building cafes and camp grounds for them to make more money just left a sour taste in my mouth. Should be free for children to get them active and a fee per car. Shouldn't be more than £10 for a family but you're looking at £24 for a family of 4.

Gets the 3 stars for the price tag. The walk itself is lovely and would be a fun day out for a family just typical tourist charge for greedy land owners/council.
Written December 28, 2021
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Subo1802@gmail.com
Skelmersdale, UK2 contributions
Apr 2021
A beautiful walk, but quite rocky underfoot and over 1,000 steps in total so wear suitable walking shoes! The lady at the payment kiosk told us about refreshments available half way, but the kiosk was closed (as, was the cafe in car park after we'd finished walk) so I'd suggest packing snacks. Maybe they are open longer at the weekend I'm not sure. Charges are now 8 pounds per person, 5 for children which could make for an expensive family day out for a big family . At one time, it was just a car parking fee regardless of passenger numbers. Its a beautiful walk though and you are rewarded with varying landscapes from waterfall and forest, to farmland and fields of sheep.
Written April 27, 2021
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Katey
Leeds, UK12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We’ve done this walk many times, the last time a few years back it was only £12, we went Jan 2022 and it was £20, but we love the walk so willing to pay as the paths are usually maintained etc..however there were dog poo bags and litter EVERYWHERE, probably down to the lack of bins, no bins whatsoever on the walk, bin removed at the green hut and then still no bin at the proper cafe either. I just expect more for the price, wasn’t much fun carrying my dog poo bags for 3 hours but at least I did rather than the dog owners that just chucked them on the floor.
Written February 24, 2022
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Suzy M
Bedford, UK435 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We stopped here on a hot day to stretch our legs while we were driving home from the Lake District. If you think you can stop here, have a look at some waterfalls and then go back (like we did), you're mistaken!
It's £8 per person to get in and once you're through the turnstile.... there is no turning back!! This actually worked out quite well as we were kind of forced to do the whole trail & we ended up enjoying it immensely.
The trail is well marked so no worries about being lost. The info centre gave us a clear walking map so you have an indication of how far you're going. It's beautiful, you'll be stopping for many photographs and paddles in the clear water. The one way system means you don't bump into other folk going the other way.

There are 3 refreshments stalls, one after quite a strenuous step climb (about half way) which sold water & ice cream, a random ice cream van and another refreshment cafe about 2 thirds of the way around which also has toilets. You end up in the charming village of Ingleton which has 2 larger shops. There are some wonderful shaded parts in ancient woodland but please note. After the 1st refreshments stall, it is open with no shade and some strenuous hill walking for a good while so bring a hat/sunscreen!
The waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous. Try and come early to avoid crowds.
There are in total, over 1000 steps up and down over some unstable terrain (tree roots, massive rocks, slabs and slippery mud) so bring sturdy shoes and be prepared to huff n puff a bit! I would say it is good for moderate to strenuous walkers, but not suitable for those in wheelchairs or unable to walk without a stick.

There are 2 main bridges with mezzanine floors but they felt sturdy and the drop wasn't huge compared to other crosses I've been over but those with vertigo may struggle. I'm not very good with heights but I was ok with it. They're not very long bridges so as long as you focus, you'll get over it in no time. Plenty of places to stop and catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. I think £8 is worth it, I would happily go again.
Written August 18, 2021
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scott P
29 contributions
May 2021 • Family
The is definitely a beautiful place but I don't feel the entrance fee is justifiable or family friendly. At £8 per adult and £4 per child (with no family ticket option available) this makes for a very expensive walk out. For families hoping to save a little and still have a good quality day out in the dales I would recommend Janet's foss and the walk to mallam cove at a cost of £4.80 for all day parking.
Written May 2, 2021
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Dave_7878
Wetherby, UK5 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
I do love this walk and i’d really like to give it 5 stars based on previous visits.

However our visit on Sunday 13th September was terrible. There were far too many people on the trail. We ended up queuing at multiple locations heading up the first river. Where we did have to queue there was no social distancing being observed.

Given this walk costs £7per person the operator really should be limiting the number of people allowed on the trail at any one time.

If you’re looking for a quiet socially distanced walk I’d avoid this one for now.
Written September 16, 2020
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