Ingleton Waterfall Trails is a great day trip not too far from some big cities, but feels like being right in the heart of the country side. Read on after the jump to find out all about it!
These beautiful waterfall trails are located on the outskirts of the village of Ingleton (surprise, surprise). It is a 4 and a half mile walk around a series of rivers and waterfalls, as can be seen in the photos below .
There are many places to stop and take a huge amount of photographs, have a picnic or a lay down in the sun if the British weather will allow this. There is ample free parking at the start of the trail and the actual trail costs £6 to walk around. There is a shop/cafe and toilets at the start and about half way round. The walk takes anywhere between 2 and 4 hours (although if you take as many photos as we did, closer to 5!). This would be a great day trip in all seasons, but we went in spring and in the fields at the top of the waterfall were lots of lovely lambs so I cannot recommend this time of year highly enough!
The trail is a large 4 and a half mile loop and has quite steep steps and slopes in parts. It is worth mentioning that the trail is unsuitable for push chairs, wheel chairs, anyone with reduced mobility and very young children. On the plus side, I have little legs and I am rather unfit and I found it to be just fine!