Ingleton Waterfalls Trail,
One of Britain's most photogenic waterfalls,
Thornton Force is easily accessible and not difficult to photograph.
Thornton Force is roughly 50ft (14m) high where
the River flows over tree lined limestone rocks in a wide cascade into the rocky
pool below. It is situated in open countryside with few trees in front of it, so
there are plenty of opportunities to photograph it from different angles.
Here there are 2/3 seating positions around, but also closer to the falls there
is a viewing area which can also be used as a picnic spot.
The straight on view of the falls can be taken
form the path, where you are in an elevated position ideal to capture it, and
there is seat at this position. Just before you reach the seat, you can go
down on the right and then along climbing over a large stone to get to a
position nearer to the water level, allowing images where the river and rocks in
the foreground are more noticeable.
Closer to the falls, you have more of a side on
view of this waterfall, and there are opportunities here to get to a number of
positions to get different aspects.
The path goes around to the north by a flight
of very steep stone steps onto the top of the falls, and arrives at the top into a wide open grassy gorge, with water bubbling over the rocky
river bed, twisting around into the distance a head of you. You can get very
near the top of the falls.
Going clockwise around the
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
the last waterfall on the
before you cross to the other valley and River Doe. In the process you cross a
road, which would provide an alternative route more directly to this waterfall,
if you didn't want to see the others.
This waterfall is one of a number located on
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
is available from this trail which is open to the public (with charges), see
walks location guide for common details.
Waterfall on trail before is
Waterfall after is Beezley Falls
on the River Doe.
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