Malham Cove, Malham

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Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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  • We didn't walk up to the top but enjoyed the walk along from Malham. We wished there was a resident expert to explain the geology.  more »
  • It was great weather to see the cove in all its glory. Not too busy as it was a weekday made it all the better  more »
  • We did the walk from Janets foss, through to Gordale Scar and then Malham Cove. We really enjoyed the walk and the beautiful scenery. Not a challengign walk but it is uphill on the way to the cove.  more »

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