Malham Cove and Gordale, Malham

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 800 reviews on the web
Malham Cove and Gordale 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 and Gordale 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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  • This was so worth the visit, we climbed the 400 odd steps up to the top and the view that was before us was breath taking. Ideal for a picnic site and taking photos. 
  • Malham Cove is an incredible sight from a distance, but it becomes even more spectacular as you approach it on the well maintained path. The sheer vertical face is a constant draw for rock climbers, a...  read more »
  • Started and ended up in Malham. We went via Malham cove Malham tarn and Gordale Scar. If you aren't knackered after that you must be fit. 
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