Anyone who’s ever visited the Yorkshire Dales will know that this landscape doesn’t do things by halves, and the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is home to some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the north. The trail takes walkers through quiet woodland and along picturesque trails, and every so often you’ll find yourself standing just yards from waterfalls that tumble dramatically from high above.
The circular route winds its way past some of the ancient base rocks that form the infamous Peak District, and you’ll also see rare wildlife, birdlife and trees along the way. Dogs are welcome on the trail, although owners are asked to keep them on their leads and to stick to the pathways, so Ingleton Waterfalls are a popular spot for a family day out and a long walk to blow the cobwebs out. The footpath can be steep in places and includes steps, so it’s not a suitable one for those with pushchairs of wheelchair users.
The trail is four miles long, and if you don’t pause for a picnic or a well-earned rest it should take between two and four hours to complete, and the trail is open to the public every day of the year except for Christmas Day.