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Photographer's Note

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a wonderful walk for waterfall lovers. Ingleton is a village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. (Thats the other National Park in North Yorkshire from the one close to my home). The trail is on private land so a fee is paid before you can walk the trail. At the moment the fee is 3.50 per person, paid at the car park. The path is well-maintained with steps up the steepest parts, but it is muddy and can be slippery, so I would recommend hiking boots.

It is a 4 mile circular trail. The usual direction is uphill along the wooded banks of the River Twiss, passing a series of cascades called Peca Falls and the tallest single fall of the walk, Thornton Force, before ascending to the moors where a drinks van is there most days. From there the trail leads past Beezeley Farm before entering the woods again and descending past more falls along the River Doe. This shot is of Triple Spout, just round a bend from Beezeley Falls, which you can just glimpse at the top of the image. The other falls you pass on this part of the trail are Rival Falls and Snow Falls, before returning to the car park through the village.

It was an overcast day, which is usually the best conditions for photographing waterfalls, as in sunshine, it is all too easy to over-expose the water. I like the slow shutter effect which necessitates the use of a tripod and I have to be honest, it was a struggle to carry that and the heavy camera for 4 miles, a lot of which is uphill. There was no way I would manage the heavy Manfrotto all that way so, I used a not-very-stable light tripod and was so nervous it would topple with the weight of the camera I kept the strap around my neck at the risk of strangling myself most of the time. ;D

An image of Beezeley Falls is in the WS

ISO200, FL32mm,

I tried 3 times to upload this as TE insisited it was above 204kb but PS said different! I hope the repeated compression hasn't degraded the image too much

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