Ingleton ~ Camping and Waterfalls.

Oh British Summertime where are you? Oh wait, this is British Summer Time!! We have just returned from a camping weekend with friends ,in the Yorkshire Dales. We donned our wellies and waterproofs and didn’t let the continuous downpours spoil our fun. πŸ™‚ Happily we found a really good campsite just outside of Ingleton village, which definitely catered to all our needs.

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Meadow Falls is kid and dog friendly.

Meadow Falls is a proper family friendly campsite. Along with the usual campsite facilities, Meadow Falls has the additional benefits of a small shop selling essentials, a children’s play area, fire pit hire, a games room converted from an old barn (great for rainy days ~ there is also a fridge freezer and microwave in there) and a fairy trail , which proved popular with the youngsters in our group. πŸ™‚

The site also welcomes dogs and has an enclosed dog exercise area ,plus there is even a warm water dog shower! A recently refurbished family and dog-friendly pub, The Marton Arms, is only a 5 minute walk away. And Ingleton with it’s host of shops, cafes and pubs is about 15 minutes walk. Pretty much the perfect campsite then for our band of five adults, two kids and two dogs.

The weather did not play ball on this trip, for a splash around in Ingleton’s Open-air swimming pool , so we decided to have a splash around the Waterfall Trail instead! The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a four and a half mile waterfall wonderland and is well signposted in the village. There is a charge for the upkeep of the trail. Adults Β£6, Children Β£3 and a family ticket costs Β£15.

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The trail winds its way through woodland , following the River Twiss and the River Doe. It also covers rugged moorland and as a geological site, much of the trail has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Here are a few pictures from our walk.

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Muddy hands and a Money Tree.
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Bridge over the River Twiss.
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Mushroom carvings.
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Pecca Falls.
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The refreshment hut at Pecca Falls makes great hot dogs.
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The sun came out at Thornton Force.
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It is possible to stand behind the waterfall.
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Heather in bloom.
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Bridge Buddies. πŸ™‚
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Swaledale sheep.
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A Wheatear .
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Beezley Falls.
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Rival Falls.
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Emerging Ghyll Scramblers or Canyoners. Brrr , must have been cold!
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Snow Falls.
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Our walk was interlaced with sunshine and showers, but we all agreed it was great fun. It almost looked like the sun was here to stay…….then a sudden downpour sent us scurrying to a pub in Ingleton, for refreshments and card games. πŸ™‚

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Drying off in The Wheatsheaf.

Luckily later on it stayed dry enough for a barbecue and the kids showed us how to make marshmallow toasting sticks, with the aid of potato peelers and gardening gloves!

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Hugo eyes up the BBQ.
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After a stick hunt, the girls make them pointy with potato peelers. Will double up for vampire stakes I expect! Future Buffys in the making.:)
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Toasting on the cobb. We will definitely hire a fire pit next time!

Have you ever done the Ingleton Waterfall Trail? I thoroughly recommend it, even in the rain. πŸ™‚


22 thoughts on “Ingleton ~ Camping and Waterfalls.”

  1. Great to see you had a fab time despite the weather. It really has been miserable since the kids broke up 😦 Never heard of the River Twiss – that’s a great name!

  2. Glad you had a fun weekend in spite of the rain. It must be about ten years or so since I did the waterfall walk with my ex, I didn’t tell him how far it was until we got back otherwise he would never have gone πŸ™‚ I don’t remember having to pay to do it though, in fact I’m sure we didn’t. The camp site looks and sounds really good so I’ve bookmarked it for future reference – it’s always good to hear about different camp sites, especially when they come recommended by someone who’s recently stayed there πŸ™‚

  3. We have done that walk with friends – I remember going behind the waterfall, though not much else about it. That must have been the first place I saw a money tree – I tried to remember where that was when I saw one more recently and now I know!

  4. It is a good campsite and excellent walking area, have you ever tried Knights Stainforth? Just passed Settle, I’ve never, but have heard good things about it. It has lovely walking nearby and an on site cafe and shop.

  5. I really enjoyed this walk when we did it a couple of years ago – I did stand behind the waterfall πŸ™‚
    <a href="http://roachling. It really has been miserable since the kids broke up 😦 Never heard of the River Twiss – that’s a great name!

  6. Another lovely post and great to see, my nana used to live in Ingleton and we spent many a summer holiday there. Its a long time since I went to the falls though.

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