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Ingleton Waterfall Trail, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire.

Distance: 4.5 miles / 7 kilometers

Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Grade: Easy/Moderate

Map: OS Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales - Southern and Western areas

Walk summary

This very pleasant 4 1/2 mile circular walk from Ingleton passes through ancient oak woodland, passing a series of waterfalls with viewing platforms along the way. The path is well managed and stone laid most of the way.

After leaving the car park, follow the River Twiss through a deep gorge cut in Swilla Glen passing Pecca Falls which has viewing platforms. Hollybush Spout and its large pool offers, after climbing the stepped path around the spout, at the top there is often an icecream van, which is very welcoming on a hot summer's day. Then continue on to Beezley Falls and Baxengyhll Gorge offering some dramatic views of the river. After visiting Snow Falls, the return is through Twisleton Glen and back to Ingleton and the car park.

The best time to do the walk is late spring or after a heavy rainfall when the falls are in full flow, the route if easy going and unchallenging, though the climb up Hollybush Spout requires a bit of effort, but nothing too strenuous.

Entry to the walk is fee payable at the entrance to the parking area, make sure you have the ticket to hand when you leave, as they sometimes ask to see proof of payment.