Walk 1051

Gordale Scar & Malham Cove

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 850 feet / 258 metres

Grade - moderate

Gordale Scar and Malham Cove are two highlights of this walk that starts in the Yorkshire Dales village of Malham. Also included are Janet's Foss and Malham Tarn. There is a section of scrambling on this walk which can be avoided. The route includes some of the most dramatic limestone scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Walk Description

Map showing start

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1239
Gordale Scar & Malham Cove
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1274
Nappa Cross from Malham
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2602
Gordale Scar & Malham Cove
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2704
Kirkby Malham & Hanlith from Malham
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2737
The River Aire & Kirkby Malham from Malham
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3577
Malham Cove from Malham
Grade - easy
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1282
- 1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Arncliffe from Malham Tarn
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 1377
- 2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Calton and Hanlith Moors from Airton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2066
- 3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Winterburn Reservoir from Winterburn
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1701
- 3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Bordley Hall & Malham Moor
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3107
- 4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Flasby Fell from Flasby
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3109
- 5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Rylstone Edges & Cracoe from Rylstone
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2617
- 5.0 miles / 8.1 km away
Nappa Cross & Victoria Cave from Langcliffe
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1403
- 5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
Attermire Scar and Catrigg Force from Settle
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1105
- 5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
A short walk around Settle
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1404
- 5.1 miles / 8.2 km away
Oxenber and Wharfe Woods from Langcliffe
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Yorkshire Dales NP

The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

River House
Malham, near Skipton
0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Beck Hall B&B
Malham`
0.3 miles / 0.4 km away
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales
Skipton
1.0 miles / 1.7 km away
Bridge End Farm
Grassington
6.1 miles / 9.8 km away
Park Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Litton, Littondale
7.2 miles / 11.5 km away
Wharfe View B&B
Burnsall
8.3 miles / 13.3 km away
Wood View Guest House
Austwick
9.0 miles / 14.5 km away
Brookhouse
Clapham near Settle
10.5 miles / 16.9 km away
The Old Court House
Ingleton
14.2 miles / 22.7 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ingleton
14.5 miles / 23.2 km away

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