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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  • One of the greatest landscapes you will ever see any where. Truly magnificent, romantic and awe inspiring 
  • Malham Cove is quite stunning and well worth a visit. It is quite a climb to the top but the views are spectacular once you are up there. Take some goos walking boots!! 
  • Parked in Malham, then walked up to Malham Cove, luckily was a lovely clear day. Good paths but is a climb, worth it, once u get to the top, Beautiful scenery. We then went down to Goredale Scar. Grea...  more »