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Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route C)
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Photo from the walk - Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route C)

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Malhamdale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 9.1 miles / 14.8 km

Ascent - 1300 feet / 394 metres

Grade - moderate

Gordale Scar and Malham Cove are two highlights of this extended Yorkshire Dales walk from Malham. Also included are Janet's Foss, Street Gate and Malham Tarn. The scramble in Gordale Scar is avoided. The route includes some dramatic limestone scenery typical of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1051
Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route A)
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1239
Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route B)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1274
Nappa Cross from Malham
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 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 3092
2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
Malham Cove & Watlowes from Malham Tarn
Grade - easy
Length - 4.4 miles / 7.2 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 1404
5.0 miles / 8.1 km away
Oxenber and Wharfe Woods from Langcliffe
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 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

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

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