4.5 mile circular along Ingleton Waterfalls Trail from Wheatsheaf Hotel

A popular circular walk around the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.  Done today in reverse and starting (and finishing) in the Wheatsheaf Hotel, where there is ample parking if you are having food and drink.  

Route info Easy
Distance 4.5 miles (approx)
Time 2 hours
Low Point 120m (approx)
High Point 250m (approx)
Overall Height Gain 250m (approx)
Terrain Good tracks, farm land and bridges 
Bogs None
Dogs Ok (on leads)
Cow count 0
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

The above information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but you should always let someone know where you are going and what time you should be home. If using a GPS device, take a map and compass. Remember that mobiles don’t always have a signal. Click here for more safety information.

*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trails


The route


  1. Turn left out of The Wheatsheaf and take the first right onto ‘The Square’, which merges with ‘Thacking Lane’ at the
  2. Thacking Lane ends here and the trail begins. You don’t have to pay here but remember you may have to pay later
    on. The route is very easy to follow from hereon.
  3. Stop if you fancy refreshments and then head left through the cottages.
  4. At the track known as Oddie’s Lane, which is an old Roman Road, go through the kissing gate and head up through
    the farm towards Twistleton Scar.
  5. Come off the track and head down to the foot bridge called Ravernray Bridge
  6. Cross the bridge and follow the track, which bears to the left.
  7. Enjoy the spectacular views of Thornton Force and carry on along the well marked track.
  8. At the entrance to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail it might be time to pay. Then turn left out of the car park, over the bridges crossing the River Twiss and River Doe
    and then continue back up into Ingleton.
  9. Bear left onto Main Street at the Co-op.