Ingleton is a tourist honeypot in the Yorkshire Dales. It is an ideal location to study rivers (via the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail), limestone scenery (there are two limestone caves that are worth a visit – Ingleborough Cave and White Scar cave) and the impact and management of tourism. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a well-known circular trail beginning and ending in the village of Ingleton in the English county of North Yorkshire. The video below shows Thornton Force on the River Twiss which features on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.
Both the Waterfalls Trail and the caverns incur a cost.
In addition to this Gaping Gill, a deep pothole with the stream Fell Beck flowing into it, is worth a visit but be sure to complete a full risk assessment before visiting with a group!
There is plenty of parking within the village including several council owned car parks along with the car park at the waterfalls. Parking is not free.
The Blencathra Centre occupies a dramatic setting at 300m on a south facing slope of Blencathra in The Lake District National Park and offers an unparalleled panorama across the Keswick, Helvellyn and Skiddaw areas. Purposely converted from a former Sanatorium in 1993 these unique buildings provide field courses for schools and universities at all levels as well as a programme of courses for individuals and families. It is primarily a residential centre with increasing numbers of day visitors partly as a result of a close working relationship with the YHA.The Blencathra Centre is part of the Field Studies Council, an environmental education charity.As such it is important that we try to ‘practice what we preach ’and promote the importance of sustainability to our visitors. Every year we host more than 8000 learners from over 300 schools and universities .Our visitors come from all over the UK, and for many it is their first visit to the Lake District. During their
courses, students come into contact with our approach to ‘green tourism’. It is a unique experience, enriched through an awareness of the special relationship between people and the environment.
You can find out more on the Blencathra Centre site.
This section of the river Derwent is great for A Level river fieldwork.
There are two ways to access the River Derwent. The first is via Gatela Rd (and walking across the marked footpath through farmland) though you join the river some way from its source.
The alternative (and more adventurous route) is starting your walk on the A169 just north of RAF Fylingdales here: 54.372838, -0.680477