Malham Cove and Gordale, Malham

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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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  • We visited Malham Cove on a snowy day with 2 young children and it was stunning. The walk down to the entrance of the cove is very accessible and a good walk for varying fitness levels. The base of th...  more »
  • Lovely walk, worth the climb to the top even in the drizzle the views were amazing. From the bottom the sheer scale of the cove was easy to see . Well worth a visit 
  • perfect for a nice long walk can spend hours exploring the cliffs and always finding new little random waterfalls and tiny spaces in the rocks. So beautiful huge open spaces cliff faces, walkways turn...  more »