The Sleepy Forest...

Ingleton Falls

This is part the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a 4.5-mile loop that starts and finishes in the village of Ingleton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The trail first opened in April, 1885 and soon gained popularity as visitors took to the railway to travel to the village. A lovely walk on a summer's day in a place I first visited as a child, camping in a nearby field. The trail is filled with fauna and flora of all kinds and many waterfalls and interesting geological features.

Flowers on the trail

Ingleton is situated at the foot of Ingleborough, the second-highest mountain in the Dales, although at just 2,372 feet high, it's hardly the Matterhorn and is a very pleasant walk - if just a little arduous towards the summit. It's also one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the others being Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, that form a 24-mile circular walk, the Three Peaks Challenge, which is undertaken by many people and completed in a day.

Ingleborough in the clouds