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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  • Visited in March with my daughter and wife and although we travelled for 2 hours to get there it was well worth it. Malham cove itself is fascinating and had my daughter in awe. We also visited malham...  more »
  • You can see Malham Cove and Gordale Scar in pictures or on TV, but it is only in reality that the full scale of both sites can be appreciated. Both can be busy so best to arrive early. Both have good ...  more »
  • Had a wonderful walk over the dales to Malham Cove and Gordale. Read up the history of the area, it is so interesting and makes the place come alive. It is so vast, even if there is lots of visitors t...  more »