Ingleton Waterfall Trail, Yorkshire Dales

Ingleton Waterfall Trail As has become a tradition, we go away for my birthday. It started when I turned 30, when everyone chipped in and we went to the Isle of Skye for 5 days. Last year we went to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

This year we went back to the Yorkshire Dales, but we went to Ingleton instead.
Ingleton has (a lot of other things I’m sure) a waterfall trail, and a cave system.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail Even though I’d chosen it as my place to go, I didn’t really expect it to be much; there were no good pictures of the waterfall trail or caves online when I had a quick search, so my expectations were pretty low. Ingleton Waterfall Trail

The week before we set off I printed out the Waterfall Trail leaflet, and was surprised when it said the walk was 2 1/2 – 4 hours.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail The weather forecast looked so poor on the run up that we considered moving the booking to the weekend after, but my gut said stay with this weekend, so we did. Ingleton Waterfall Trail

We drove up on Saturday morning, and as predicted, it was chucking it down with rain. By the time we got to the waterfall car park (it’s about a two hour drive). So with fingers crossed we set off on the circular walk.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail It was a fair walk before we saw the first waterfall, but it was a lot bigger an more impressive than I was expecting it to be. Ingleton Waterfall Trail

There was a clear path all the way around, and a places there were bridges built into the walk, so we walked right in front of the waterfalls in places.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail As well as walking around the river/waterfalls there were also chunks of the walk where we were in the hills. It was a bit misty, which I love. I love winter time; the grass is an odd yellow colour and the trees are bare, and add in a bit of mist and it is just perfect. Ingleton Waterfall Trail

The walk has a lot of stairs in it, and most of the walk was on rocks so it was uneven. Even though it was advertised as strenuous and we scoffed at it, it was more steps and walking than either of us expected.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail Having said that we made it around in 3 hours, even with various photo stops and drone flying stops. Ingleton Waterfall Trail

At points it was far too windy to fly my drone, and at other points there were a lot of trees and I didn’t feel too confident flying it.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail One of the waterfalls was in an open spot with some benches which was ideal for flying my drone, as it was also surround by hills. Ingleton Waterfall Trail

Once we had completed the walk we checked into the hotel and had tea. We were both tired so we went to bed really early. We’d been up since 730.

Ingleton Waterfall Trail

In hindsight, I probably should have popped out to see the viaduct before tea…

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Day 4 – Godya

Today we picked up the hire car. I was somewhat nervous (to say the least!) but we set off out to Alnes because I wanted to see the lighthouse. This is about a 30 minute drive from Alesund, and so with the trusty sat nav on, off we went.

Alnes Beach Getting to the Alnes was pretty straight forward, but I wasn’t too keen on the tunnels we had to drive through, the strips of light on the ceiling made my eyes go a bit funny. Across the fjord

When we got there the lighthouse had scaffolding around it! So I was a bit annoyed as it was my main thing to photograph today. We walked around for a bit though, and found the beach. We then set back off to drive to the other side of the island where there was a hike to the top of the cliff.

View to Sukkertoppen On the way there we made a pit stop at another lighthouse. This one was without scaffolding, and the views were much better. Across the fjord II

We stopped there for a bit and admired the view. It’s odd how everything in the distance is blue. Blue and misty. The weather today has been hot again! The weather forecast predicted cloud and rain from 4, but it was mainly sunny and we had a thunderstorm at about 8.

Godya, Norway The hike up to the top was a bit nicer than yesterdays. It was more smaller rocks, which means that the ground was, on the whole, much easier to walk up. It was still a steep uphill walk though. Lighthouse on Godya

When we got to the top we had more great views, slightly different to those of yesterday because we were further south. We could even see a snow topped mountain in the distance.

The cabin by the fjord At this point the sun went in for a bit, so it was the ideal time to whip out my skirt and take a selfie 😉 kB says I must be the only person in the world who climbs up mountains to get changed and take a picture 😛 At Godya

Chasing sunsets

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What do you do when you go out with some photo peeps to shoot the sunset but it just isn’t happening? (well obviously the sunset was happening, just behind a very large cloud that was sitting quite contently on the horizon line) You grab your back up dress out of your ruck sack, pull it on over your Dissection t-ship and ripped skinny jeans and go frolicking in the heather. I really struggled to get myself in focus today, as I was using my new wide angle lens (10-20mm Sigma, FYI) and I was finding it hard to figure out where to stand. Luckily I had some help on hand, and one of the photo peeps very kindly stood in place for me, then I stood where he was stood and all was well. Sunset, Suprise View//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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