Malham Cove, Malham

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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. Plan to visit Malham Cove and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Malham attractions using our Malham online trip maker .
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  • Amazing place, really nice to see rock climbers and climbing the rather mammoth steps on a hot day was a good workout. The people are lovely and the pubs (riverside cafe) is beautiful !  more »
  • We are not directly to the Cove run but for the visitor center gone for a hiking trail. This route is about 2.5 to 3 hours walk and leave you the most famous sights around the cove. Advantage of this route is that you reached the top of the cove gradually instead of the many stairs up. You put the top of the cove about and then descends via the stairs. Impressive and exciting to do. I have all ages (from young children to elderly) and also dogs the steps and the route at the top of the cove. Be careful though, the stones can loose and slippery. You'll fall down and there is no fence or other barrier to prevent you over the edge. The plateau is wide so you can easily close the edge stay away. The view is absolutely worth to go upstairs. Of course, this route is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. No sense or no possibility of the hiking route or the climb to the top to do? No problem, you can walk on a path to the cove and put it in all its glory from the bottom. Parking can be done at the visitor centre (this costs a few pounds) or find a place somewhere along the way.
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  • Lovely views from the top of the cove, after conquering the 400 steps up to the top. Well worth the effort. Followed by a liesurely walk down to Janet's Foss.  more »

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