Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.

Broadwood Entrance, Ingleton, Carnforth LA6 3ET, UK

On our recent weekend to the Lake District, we were looking for the perfect adventure that would give us just a snapshot of some of the beauty that it has to offer. We were staying at The Plough at Lupton when we saw that one of the local attractions was the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. It felt more like a challenge than an adventure after we had completed it, but it was beautiful all the same. 

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a four and half mile hike that boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery on offer in the UK. It shows you nature at its best and is incredibly good for your mental health. The trail is a year-round attraction that gives you the opportunity to view seasonal landscapes and to experience a walk in a waterfall wonderland, whatever the weather may be. 

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a perfect day out for family and friends, there's something for everyone to enjoy on the walk. The walk offers a great opportunity for educational visitors to explore both nature and geological features including Thornton Force that falls 14 metres over limestone. There are 9 different sites situated around the trail for you to explore at your leisure. You will also spot rare and interesting plants and wildlife, as well as its importance as a geological site. 

We soaked in all of the fresh air and opportunity to explore something really new to me and Jordan. The four and a half mile walk is advised to take around 2-4 hours to complete. It took us around 2.5 hours to complete as we went at a steady pace we were both happy with. The trail does have a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground. There is a large number of steps during the walk and there are handrails available to use. This walk isn't suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. 

On our walk we were lucky as the weather was on our side. The sunshine really brought out the best in British countryside during the Autumn. I loved all of the colours, space and the ability to find something beautiful at every corner. I would recommend that you take snacks and plenty of water on this hike. There are some stops along the way with a small cafe and toilets but none of them take card payments. (We were desperate for some water and a woman kindly brought us both a bottle of water, not sure how I would have coped if she didn't step in at the right moment). 

The walk was incredibly exhausting but a really great way to get out and explore some beauty that's right on the door of the Lake District. 

At the end of the walk is a short walk through the village of Ingleton. A really peaceful and tranquil place where you can grab a bite to eat at one of the local pubs or just sit down for a while to soak in the village atmosphere. The views around the village and throughout the walk were timeless and I'd definitely do it all over again. 

Facilities available at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail include toilets at the start and half-way round at Beezley Farm, Picnic areas at various points around the walk and free parking for ticket holders. It costs £6 per adult to participate in the walk and there is a vast car park. 

If you'd like to find out further information about Ingleton Waterfalls Trail you can do so by heading over to their website here.


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