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Malham Cove & Watlowes from Malham Tarn
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Photo from the walk - Malham Cove & Watlowes from Malham Tarn

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Malhamdale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.4 miles / 7.2 km

Ascent - 450 feet / 136 metres

Time - 2 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy

A Yorkshire Dales walk exploring the fine limestone scenery between Malham Tarn and Malham Cove. The route includes the Pennine Way through Watlowes dry valley and avoids some of the crowds visiting Malham Cove. A walk full of interest with some wonderful views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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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