Yorkshire Dales Walks
Ingleton Waterfall Walk
Date: 14th August 2005
Distance: 4 miles
Ascent: 856 feet
Time: 2 hours 10 mins
With: Lisa, Mum, David and Amber
Start Grid Ref: SD693732
An enjoyable family trip out to do the famous Ingleton Waterfall Walk.
Route Summary: Ingleton - Swilla Glen - Thornton Force - Twistleton Hall - Beezley Falls - Ingleton
1. Pecca Falls
2. Thornton Force
3. The River Twiss below Thornton Force
4. Amber and Thornton Force
5. The River Twiss above Thornton Force
6. The River Twiss looking to Keld Head Scar
7. Gragareth from below Twistleton Scar End
8. Stepping Stones across the River Doe
9. Lisa in front of Beezley Falls
10. Entering the Doe gorge
Walk Detail: A simple and delightful walk this was a long planned and oft delayed return for Mum and I to a walk we had done together at least twice whilst I was a youngster when we had our static caravan nearby.
The highlights of the outward leg were Swilla Glen, Pecca Falls and in particular the impressive Thornton Force. I also enjoyed the moment we came out of the Twiss valley to behold the scree laden southern slopes of Gragareth. We stopped here to have our lunch and I enjoyed the views across to the Bowland Fells.
Shortly after we set off again there was the fine moment when you round Twistleton Scar and behold Ingleborough in all its majesty. At this point we made a slight detour from the main path to cross and then re-cross some stepping-stones over the river Doe.
There were some more nice waterfalls on the return section as well as an impressive gorge. The only negative thing about the walk was the volume of people on the paths but this is something you have to accept in such a popular area. Mum enjoyed herself so much that she even requested another trip out.