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The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, located in North Yorkshire, near the border with Lancashire, has been established since the nineteenth century and offers the visitor some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England.
The trail is 4.5 miles in length and leads through ancient oak woodland and magnificent scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
Starting in the Broadwood car park the trail takes the walker along the banks of the River Twiss, through Swilla Glenn with its coin embedded tree and on to Pecca Falls, Pecca Twin Falls, Holly Bush Spout and dramatic Thornton Force (pictured left) . A footbridge bridge crosses the Twiss and leads on to Twistleton Lane, Following Twistleton Lane down past Scar End Farm and Twistleton Hall the walk crosses Oddies Lane to Beezley's Farm.
Past Beezley’s the trail begins its descent along the banks of the River Doe. This river emerges near God's Bridge close to the settlement of Chapel-le-Dale and flows gently until it reaches the waterfalls walk at stunning Beezley's Falls Triple Spout (with its three waterfalls side-by side- pictured left) . As the trail continues, the visitor looks down 18 metres (59 feet) onto Rival Falls and then onto Baxenghyl Gorge, Snow Falls and finally walk through Twistleton Glenn and back to the village of Ingleton.
The Falls Café is situated at the entrance to the Waterfalls Trail and is open daily, serving a range of hot and cold meals and refreshments. There is also The Falls Refreshment Centre situated half way round the trail where drinks and light snacks can be bought.
The trail is strenuous and passes through areas which are dangerous if you leave the path. To ensure enjoyment of the trail please:-
*Keep to the main footpath
*Please read and follow all warning signs.
*Suitable footwear must be worn (e.g. walking boots or strong shoes).
*Children must be supervised at all times.
*Please take extra care in wet weather as the footpath may be slippery.
The trail is on private land and an entrance fee is charged