Thornton Force

Thornton Force
Some more views of Thornton Force

Thornton Force is arguably the most spectacular of the waterfalls seen on the impressive Waterfalls Walk at Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.

This is a textbook case of geological unconformity, the river plunging over a cliff of horizontal strata Great Scar Limestone which overlays much older Ordovician Ingleton slates, and is a direct result of the Craven Fault which dominates the scenery of the western dales.

Above Thornton Force is Raven Ray - a bank of glacial moraine left behind by the glacier which edged down Kingsdale at the end of the last ice age.

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