Yorkshire Dales Walk
Kirkby Malham & Hanlith from Malham
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Walk Route Description
Malham and its many natural attractions are mainly located to the north of the village with Malham Cove in particular providing a magnet for visitors. Away from the crowds, Malhamdale provides many pleasant Yorkshire Dales walks offering a taste of rural life.
This walk starts from the Visitor Centre (Grid ref SD900627) located on the approach to Malham. Exit the car park onto the main road and immediately turn right to take the signed footpath along a walled lane heading almost due west to Hall Close. Reaching the end of the lane go into the field and continue ahead maintaining the same direction. The onward route is not that clear in places and the use of a detailed map is useful. However there are some waymarks and providing you keep the woodland to your left you will pass Old Accraplatts on your right to cross fields and exit on to a farm track (Grid ref. SD883617).
Turn left here and continue ahead and down Cow Close Lane into the attractive village of Kirkby Malham. Reaching the main road through the village, turn right with a pub a short way along on your right that provides a potential source of refreshments. Just past the pub, turn left and walk down the lane to cross the River Aire (Grid ref. SD900611). Continue along the lane past Hanlith Hall and then uphill into the hamlet of Hanlith. At a sharp bend (Grid ref. SD901614) the Pennine Way goes off left. Take this and follow the clear path across meadows with the River Aire below to your left.
Reaching the path junction near Mires barn (Grid ref. SD902264) go straight ahead towards Malham village. Turn left over the bridge and turn left down the road to reach the start.
Other walks nearby
Walk 1051 Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route A) - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 1239 Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route B) - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km
Walk 1274 Nappa Cross from Malham - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 2602 Gordale Scar & Malham Cove (Route C) - moderate - 9.1 miles/14.8 km
Walk 2737 The River Aire & Kirkby Malham from Malham - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km
Walk 3577 Malham Cove from Malham - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km
Walk 1282 Arncliffe from Malham Tarn - moderate - 12.5 miles/20.3 km
Walk 3092 Malham Cove & Watlowes from Malham Tarn - easy - 4.4 miles/7.2 km
Walk 1377 Calton and Hanlith Moors from Airton - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km
Walk 2066 Winterburn Reservoir from Winterburn - easy - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
The Pennine Way
Guidebook to the Pennine Way National Trail with OS map booklet. The 265 mile route from Edale to Kirk Yetholm takes three weeks to walk and is suitable for fit and experienced long distance walkers. The route crosses the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines National Parks. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.
Pennine Way Map Booklet
Map of the 270 miles (435km) Pennine Way National Trail, between Edale in the Peak District and Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. This popular long-distance route typically takes three weeks to complete.
The National Trails
This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.