Cost: £29.00

  • ROUTE – Out and back
  • DISTANCE – 11 miles
  • TIME – 6 hours
  • ASCENT – 447m
  • GUIDED – Walk with experienced Mountain Leaders
  • DIFFICULTY – Moderate

Taking in Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss, join us on another one of Britain’s favourite and iconic walks in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Have you ever scrambled up a waterfall?  If not, then this is your opportunity to have a go at something different!  Don’t worry, it’s only very short and your mountain leader will be with you to help and encourage you should you need them.

We start at the popular walkers destination of Malham, a lovely old village mentioned as far back as the doomsday book and shortly make our way to the first feature of this incredible walk, the beautiful Janet’s Foss waterfall, reputedly named after the queen of the fairies!

After taking a short break and taking some photographs to capture the moment, we head on towards the magnificent Gordale Scar.

Formed over successive ice ages by glacial meltwater carving it deeper and deeper into the hillside and leading to the collapse of several small caves, we are now left with this unique feature that has attracted so many people here over the years.

After a short and exhilarating scramble up it’s waterfall, we continue our way up and round before stopping for a break on the bank of Malham Tarn.

Malham Tarn is the highest freshwater lake in England and apparently one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe.

We continue our circular walk taking in the variety of fauna and other wildlife before reaching the unique and memorable geological feature which is Malham Cove.

Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock, formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago.

The top of the cove is a large area of deeply eroded limestone pavement, of a strange pattern rarely seen in England. The majesty of Malham Cove looks out over the Village of Malham and has been attracting visitors for centuries.

Boot up with us on another classic walk filled with memorable sights in an internationally important and picturesque part of the Yorkshire Dales!