Walking in Ingleton

25 March 2019

Your holiday dates are coming up at long last, you’re ready to book your luxury holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, so now all that’s left is to pack your clothes and plan some day trips. Luckily for you, we’re experts in the local areas surrounding our beautiful holiday accommodation so you can find access to all the best nearby experiences from our blog. In this blog, you will discover the wonders of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.

Opening Times and Prices

Due to the popularity of the Ingleton Waterfall’s trail, this is a walk which requires an admission price but also has strict seasonal opening times. The money collected goes towards keeping the trail tidy as well as the upkeep of the picnic area, car parking lot and public toilets.

The walk takes two and a half hours on average for most people to complete, but it can be dangerous to walk in darkness so the staff manning the kiosk at the start of the walk won’t sell you a ticket after the last entry time. Final entry changes depending on the time of year to match the setting of the sun, and therefore to reduce the chance that you will be out walking in darkness. You can find the opening times as of 2019 here:

March 1st – March 31st                   9am – 4pm

April 1st – August 31st                      9am – 7pm

September 1st – October 31st       9am – 4pm

November 1st – February 28th      9am – 2:30pm

There are two prices for the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail currently advertised on their website: Adult (16 y/o +) £7 and child £3. On the other hand, having visited the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail recently, we can also confirm that there is a family ticket available for £15 covering two adults and three children under 16 years. Unfortunately, there are currently no concessionary prices for students or the elderly.

Wild Swimming

It’s not for everyone, but the Telegraph named Thornton Falls in Ingleton as the twelfth best waterfall for wild swimming in the UK. This majestic waterfall has a very deep and well-maintained plunge pool. Many people complain about the Ingleton waterfalls trail being too cold to swim in, but those who live for wild swimming will relish the chance to enjoy such a dramatic swim.

There is also the opportunity to swim in Beezley Falls a little further along the Ingleton trail. If you think you might be inclined to take a dip, remember to take a towel and a costume – chances are you might find yourself craving the waterfalls’ sweet, cool pools if you’re trekking on a hot day.

Bear in Mind…

Despite the entry fees, there aren’t any bins along the trail, excepting for the few near the single block of toilets situated at approximately 2/3 of the journey’s completion. This means that your rubbish might not be the only thing that you’ll have to hold on to during the walk.


We have plenty of self-catering holiday cottages situated in the quaint town of Kirkby Lonsdale, which is approximately forty-five minutes from the delightful village of Ingleton. As fans of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, we recommend our Ingleborough House accommodation especially for a family or group interested in pursuing this adventure.

A beautiful house with its own outdoor hot tub, you can enjoy a dip in some warmer waters when you return home from a day’s hike. The interior boasts sleek open-plan designs with maximised natural light to provide an airy atmosphere that everyone can feel comfortable in.

This house sleeps up to eight guests with some gorgeous king size en-suite bedrooms to enjoy, parking for up to three vehicles and free wi-fi for those late nights watching Netflix.

Other Activities In and Around Ingleton

While the waterfalls are arguably the highlight of a day around Ingleborough, there are plenty of other activities for you to enjoy on a return journey to the area. The Ingleborough Caves are a geological spectacle, and many people are proud to have scaled the glorious Ingleborough mountain.

The village of Ingleton itself isn’t to be missed either, as there are numerous quaint shops to investigate, meaning that you will likely find yourself driving to Ingleton and the surrounding features more than once during your stay. Why not plan your stay in the Yorkshire Dales with us soon? We have fantastic holiday cottage options for you and your loved one in our luxury holiday cottages for two, or you could visit with friends and enjoy our group accommodation which sleeps up to 14!

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