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Ingleton Waterfalls

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by Pragya (subscribe)
I ' m freelance writer living in the East End of London.I enjoy to observe nature closely along with people around.
Published July 3rd 2012
Last weekend we paid a visit to one of friend's in Leeds. From there we planned our day for Yorkshire Dales. We hired a taxi, packed some snacks and started early at 7 in the morning towards Dales and the Ingleton Waterfalls. after almost hour and half drive we reached our destination and asked our driver to park the car. The walk started from the car park outside the Tourist Information Office and Ingleton Library. 

The walk is nearly all on private land and the fee charged is to maintain the paths around the walk. Currently the charge is £5.50 for adults.The path keeps to the side of the river and slowly starts to climb.The path continues alongside the river up the tree-lined Swilla Glen. After about three-quarters of a mile, the river is crossed by a footbridge and the path continues up the right-hand bank.

Continuing on the path, awe spotted Pecca Falls. After we walked ahead we past a green hut selling refreshments (open most of the year) and follow the green "Waterfalls Walk" sign stating "Thornley Force 1/3 mile, Beezley". The path now enters more open countryside as compared to the tree-lined earlier part of the walk. After a few more minutes Thornton Force (as opposed to Thornley on the sign) is clearly visible ahead.

This waterfall is very impressive, even from a distance, but this time is one single fall of 15 metres as compared to the various falls that made up Pecca.From the refreshment cabin, the walk continues along a well-trodden path until you come to the spectacular sight of Thornton Force, which flows out over an overhang, before dropping majestically into the pool below. The surrounding area makes a good place to stop for a picnic and admire the view.

Normally its a 8 km walk on the whole, and you discover beautiful landscape on the way heading down to the village..So next time you plan to pack your bags for short trekking and ady out this can be one option for you.

For more walks around the Ingleton Waterfalls check out this online map with walking trails.
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Why? A walk with a gorgeous reward
When: All Year Round
Where: Yorkshire Dales National Park
Cost: About 5 pounds each adult
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