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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

7 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale

15 Mins by car

  • Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The four and a half mile Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery in the UK, truly encapsulating nature at its best. As a year-round attraction, you will have abundant opportunities to view seasonal landscapes and to experience a walk in a waterfall wonderland, whatever the weather.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is an ideal day out amongst unspoilt surroundings for family and friends, and an opportunity for educational visitors to explore nature and geological features including Thornton Force that falls 14 metres over limestone.

With rare and interesting plants and wildlife and its importance as a geological site, much of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England.

The path includes a large number of steps which means that it is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. We would advise wearing walking boots or strong shoes.


The length of the circular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is four and a half miles (8km). The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground and a large number of steps are provided wherever there is a climb. Unfortunately, the footpath is therefore unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


  • Toilets at the start and half-way round at Beezley Farm
  • Picnic areas at various points around the walk
  • Free parking for ticket holders
  • Café located at entrance and refreshment hut en route
  • Close to the delightful village of Ingleton


We welcome dogs on the trail, but they must be kept on a lead in certain areas, particularly when crossing farmland. Dogs are the responsibility of their owners who must also clean up after them.

Your Safety

The trail is strenuous and passes through areas that are dangerous if you leave the path. For your own safety, please take extra care, especially on the steeper inclines and during wet weather when the paths may be slippery. Please read and follow all the warning signs along the trail.

Suitable clothing and footwear is recommended for all visitors, including walking boots or strong shoes with good grip. Children need to be supervised at all times.