Ingleton Waterfalls Trail Celebrates 125 Years of Heritage

The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, in Yorkshire celebrated its official 125th anniversary on Sunday 11 April. The tourist attraction marked this special milestone with a nominal one penny entry fee for its visitors. The original entrance charge was 2d, when it first opened to the public in 1885.

Peter Worthington, director of Ingleton Scenery Company said: “This was the first of many commemorative events that we plan to run for our visitors throughout 2010/11, to celebrate our Yorkshire heritage. The new Falls Café and Gift Shop were launched in 2005, and we have plans to further develop and invest in our 125-year history. We want to raise greater awareness of the famous Waterfalls Trail that offers some of the most stunning waterfall and woodland scenery right here in the North of England.”

To mark the 125th birthday, staff and directors at the visitor attraction and cave rescue volunteers could be seen dressed in Victorian costumes and rescue attire, reflecting the era in which Ingleton Waterfalls was founded.

Jack Pickup, chairman of the Cave Rescue Organisation added: “The celebratory day attracted tourists, regular walkers and families and raised £2,528.10 for the invaluable work of the Cave Rescue Organisation that is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The Cave Rescue Organisation, based in Clapham, is the oldest constituted cave rescue team in the UK.

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