Sunday, 10th March, 2013: A walk around Ingleton Waterfalls.
As it was a very cold day and with a strong East Wind blowing, Kathy and I decided to go for a walk around Ingleton Waterfalls instead of our usual Tandem Ride as it would be sheltered for most of it and at 4½ miles long it would be the best thing to do on a very cold day and give us some much needed exercise.
We set off from the main Broadwood Entrance in Ingleton where there is “The Falls Café” and Toilet facilities and walked up Swilla Glen, past the famous “Money Tree” (see Photo).
From here it is a steady climb up to Twistleton Lane, the highest point on the walk, and surprise, surprise, even though the Wind Chill was minus 5 degrees C, the Ice CreamContinuing through Pecca Glen we reached the first of the Waterfalls, Pecca and Pecca Twin Falls before arriving at the most famous of them all, Thornton Force, the most photographed of all the Ingleton Waterfalls.
The Ice Cream van was there but not exactly doing a roaring trade.
The first view of Ingleborough was seen as we passed Twistleton Farm and she was wearing her Winter Coat, (see photo). This was the coldest part of our walk, the gloves were soon on again and we walked briskly to the “Refreshment Centre” at Beezley Farm, where one notice informed us that they would be back in 5 minutes and the other saying “Nearest Toilets are at Ingleton” which was 2 miles away, never mind, there are lots of Trees and Rocks to hide behind and that of course is exactly what we did.
We were now heading downhill and back towards Ingleton passing on our way, Beezley Falls, Rival Falls, Baxenghyll Gorge and finally Snow Falls, before arriving back in Ingleton and calling in at “Inglesport Café” for a welcome mug of Hot Chocolate. On our way back to the Car we visited Ingleton Church and took some photos of the famous “Ingleton Viaduct”.
It was a great day and anyone staying in our Cottages, particularly in Winter should seriously think of doing this walk, I can guarantee that you will enjoy it.