Malham

Information on Malham, Yorkshire

Malham is a small village of around 150 inhabitants but is one of the most popular Dales villages, and on a summer’s day, visitor’s cars line the lane into the village. The Pennine Way passes Malham and it’s popular with walkers wanting to explore its nearby natural attractions.  Malham Cove and it’s amazing Limestone Pavement are Yorkshire icons. Situated 1 KM North of the village, it is a large, curved limestone cliff at the head of a valley, and at the top is an area of Limestone pavement affording great views down the valley. The surrounding cliffs are popular with climbers – not recommended viewing if you’re scared of heights. Further North lies the glacial lake of Malham Tarn, at 377 metres (1,237 ft) above sea level, it’s the highest lake in England. From here, the Roman Road of Mastilles Lane heads East towards Kilnsey in Wharfedale. Closer to Malham village is the waterfall and popular swimming hole of Janet’s Foss, situated in a pleasant woodland glade. Past Janet’s Foss is Gordale Scar, a spectacular twisting gorge between limestone cliffs. Malham has two pubs, The Buck Inn and The Lister Arms, and both offer accommodation.

A circular Walk from/through Malham

For info on where to stay in the Dales and hotel, B+B and cottage bookings see my accommodation page.

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