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Malham Cove, Malham

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Scenic Walking Area
Malham Cove are a huge amphitheater-shaped cliff formation and a deep gorge, produced by water from melting glaciers over a period of 3 million years. Explore the western side of the cove’s 80 m (260 ft) cliff face, which features about 400 irregular stone steps forming part of the route of the Pennine Way, one of the country's longest and best-known walking trails. Widely regarded as one of Yorkshire’s most impressive natural wonders, the gorge contains two waterfalls and a series of overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 m (328 ft) high. When visiting this rugged area, remember to wear appropriate hiking footwear, wear layers of warm clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. Put Malham Cove into our Malham trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The cove itself is incredible and there are lots of different walks possible. The path round the cove is well maintained and stepped although care is needed at the top walking on slabs of limestone an...  more »
  • Even on a wet and windy day we ventured to the bottom of the. Over to see the spectical, the cove is beautiful. No one climbing or twitching due to the weather. But a brisk walk even if we were not ca...  more »
  • Easy walk from the parking area through the village and up the road to the walk across the pastures to this amazing natural feature. Strolling along a good path by the stream running from the base of ...  more »