SD6974 : Pecca Falls, Ingleton

taken 3 years ago, near to Ingleton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

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Pecca Falls, Ingleton
Pecca Falls, Ingleton
Walking clockwise around the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, the first set of falls encountered is Lower Pecca Falls, where the rock has changed from Limestone to slate and sandstone and the woodland has given way to bracken and heather. There are five waterfalls in total which collectively drop over thirty metres in height as the river tumbles off the sandstone steps into the plunge pools below, some of which are reputed to be as deep as the falls are high. The lower fall has the largest drop and is best seen from the footbridge. This smaller drop is just above the lower fall, is close to the path and can be seen from a viewing platform.
The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail :: SD6973

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a circular walking route which begins and ends in the village of Ingleton. It is claimed (and I wouldn’t argue) that the trail, approximately 8km/5 miles long and with a vertical rise of 554 feet, has some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the north of England. The trail follows a well-defined footpath which runs as close as possible to the edge of the rivers Twiss and Doe. The path includes a large number of steps and it is advisable that visitors wear walking boots or strong shoes.

The trail, which is now managed by the Ingleton Scenery Company LinkExternal link , was first opened to the public on Good Friday, 11 April 1885 LinkExternal link following a number of articles in the Lancaster Guardian and other local newspapers about the scenery in and around Ingleton. The resultant public interest led to the creation of the trail in an area which had previously been hidden from view. Paths and bridges were built and the trail opened The presence of Ingleton railway station played a major role in the early success of the trail, attracting visitors from Bradford, Manchester and Leeds (during June 1888, 3840 people visited Ingleton in one day alone).

The trail is on private land and an entrance fee is charged (£7 per adult/£3 per child in 2019) LinkExternal link .

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Sunday, 1 December, 2019   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 December, 2019
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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River Twiss 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 695 749 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.1552N 2:28.1115W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 695 749
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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