Last week hubby and I decided to take the two grandsons away - they don't see each other much in term time and they do get on really well! We didn't expect them to settle down to sleep very quickly but thought a long walk might help for the second night! The youngest had expressed a wish to see a waterfall so this seemed a good chance to go to Ingleton where they have a Waterfall trail. We had been to Ingleton ourselves some time ago but it rained and we never got around to seeing the falls.
The weather was beautiful, sunny with a light breeze - perfect! The blurb on the leaflet said to allow at least two and a half hours but it could take up to four!!
Here is the photographic record….
|A beautiful start to the walk|
|just right for the boys|
|Tree full of pennies|
|The first waterfall|
Never mind the view - look how steep that step is!
This is me with delaying tactics - more bloomin' steps! We kept going up and down the whole way and the bottom steps are so steep!!
It was nice to get to some more even ground.
I did manage to get ahead sometimes!
The boys found crickets along the way
Handsome isn't he? My eldest is not happy about his photograph being shown! (notice that bottom step!)
Nearing the top….
….so we thought. This is Thornton Force - painted by Turner
ah! ha! this must be it!
Ha! not likely!
Wait for me!!
At last we reached this beautiful view and I really thought we had gone as high as we were going (by now we had been walking for about two and half hours!!)
Not quite though!
On the way down (I say down but there were still more steps to go up!)
This was the view of the path - way over in the distance of the top part of the walk
Two sheep but before I clicked they moved!
Finally back into the village and our reward - lunch - at 3.15!!!!
Oh! You might wonder - did the boys get to sleep any quicker - you bet! So did we!!
I ached for the next three days - slowly getting back to normal!
Thanks for looking, Chris
Oh! and…Elizabeth - I hope you enjoyed this!