Sunday, 20 May 2018 (Group: Take a Hike group / Hike On Lancashire)
Start time 10:30
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 17:00)
The twin gorges of the River Twiss and River Doe at Ingleton are famous for spectacular waterfalls. After a couple of miles of the scenic waterfalls trail, passing Pecca Falls, Hollybush Spout and Thornton Force, we head up to Scales Moor where there are sink holes, perched boulders and limestone pavements, along with great views of Ingleborough and Whernside. We should also be able to see Ribblehead Viaduct in the distance.
We follow the Craven Old Way (an old packhorse track) towards Ellerbeck and turn right to reach Chapel le Dale. From there we follow Twisleton Lane (a Roman Road) for a couple of miles towards Ingleton, passing Twisleton Scars on the right and Raven Scar on the left. We then turn left to view Beezley Falls, Rival Falls, Baxenghyll Gorge and Snow Falls to complete the waterfalls trail.
There are toilets at the meeting point. There are various opportunities for post-walk refreshments in the village.
This is a walk to save up your pennies for as all walkers will need to pay the Ingleton Falls admission fee. It was £6 per person at the time of posting this walk on the board (04/01/18). The fee is payable as you enter the Ingleton Falls car park (by car or on foot). There is no fee for parking in the Falls car park.
There are quite a lot of stone steps on the waterfalls trail and some metal bridges which can be slippery.
We will not be rushing along the waterfall sections of this walk, to give people time to view the falls safely and take pictures. The rest of the walk will be at a moderate pace.
For more information about the falls trail:
Take A Hike welcomes members of Hike On Lancashire to join us for the day.