The four and a half mile Ingleton Waterfalls Trail has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the UK.
The Wheatsheaf is conveniently placed near the entrance and the end of the trail, and is a perfect place for people wanting to enjoy the trail at their own pace. Our friendly, helpful staff are more than willing to provide packed lunches and local knowledge to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
The Waterfalls trail is a year-round attraction, so whatever time of year you can book a room here at The Wheatsheaf and enjoy the walk and take in the changing seasonal views.
The first section of the walk follows the river Twiss through Swilla Glen, a deep glen cut into carboniferous limestone. Walking through woodland of oak, ash, birch and hazel you can see a variety of wild plants, mosses and ferns. Cross Manor bridge towards Pecca Falls
The Money tree
The money tree lies within Swilla Glen. It is believed to be good luck to put a coin in the tree, and over the years it has become covered with them.
There are 5 main waterfalls at this point, dropping 30 metres over sandstone and slate. The vegetation here shifts from limestone woodland to heathers and bracken that thrive in the more acidic soil associated with the rock
The trail climbs steeply up a series of steps by Hollybush Spout, onto open moorland where the river flows to a shallow valley
Thornton Force is the most famous and spectacular waterfall on the trail. The river plunges 14 metres over a limestone cliff. There is a viewing area, which is perfect for picnics
Thornton Force to Raven Ray Bridge
The path follows the Twiss valley with a footbridge crossing, before climbing up to Twisleton Lane.
This is an old Roman Road, with spectacular views of Morecambe and Inglebrough, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Head towards the woodland at Beezley Farm
The trail follows oak woodland , this time following the path of the river Doe to arrive at Beezley Falls. From the first waterfall the Doe descends over Triple Spout – three beautiful waterfalls side by side
At Rival Falls the trail offers spectacular views of the river Doe plunging into the “Black Hole”, a pool reputed to be over 80 feet deep.
Walking onto the gorge there is a viewing bridge that gives a dramatic view of the river below
Beyond the gorge don’t forget to look back to see the beautiful Snow Falls. The walk continues back through Twisleton Glen, via the old limestone quarries.
The final stage takes you back into Ingleton village. Turn left when you reach the main street, and just up the hill on the right hand side is The Wheatsheaf – perfect for a bit to eat, a well deserved pint of real ale, and a superb beer garden to relax in.