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Thornton Force Waterfall | Hidden Waterfall in Yorkshire, England

Updated: Jan 2

Unfortunately to see this waterfall plus many others in the area, there is a small entry fee. However in our opinion it is totally worth it. You can even get behind the dropping water of the waterfall and have a little swim in the pool below.

Image of Thornton Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @theroaminghind via Instagram.

If you've ever gone round the Ingleton Trail chances are you've come across this beauty, described as the 'Crown Jewel' of the experience. To get to this particular waterfall it's around a 45 minute walk from the car park so make sure you have your appropriate footwear ready.


For those who love getting behind a waterfall; you'll be pleased to know you can do just that at Thornton Force Waterfall. It's worth noting that the path is very slippery and you may find yourself in the pool if you're not careful!

Absolutely beautiful place, great views for the family, stop for a picnic on the hills or by the side of a waterfall also reasonable price in my opinion. – Google Review

Although they don't recommend swimming in the falls, that doesn't stop people from having a dip in the summer.


Things to know before visiting Thornton Force Waterfall


  • This waterfall is dog-friendly however dogs must be kept on a lead as there are sheep nearby.

  • There is free parking at Thornton Force Waterfall however to access the falls there is an entrance fee (last time we checked this was £8 per person).


Image of Thornton Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @millieelizabell via Instagram.

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