Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham

The best way to approach Malham Cove


Route outline for walk ny122:

Malham  -  The Pennine Way  -  Gordale Beck  -  New Laithe  -  Mantley Field Laithe  -  Janet's Foss  -  Gordale Bridge  -  Gordale Scar  -  Gordale Bridge  -  Cawden Flats Barn  -  Shorkley Hill  -  Sheriff Hill  -  Malham Cove  -  Malham Beck  -  Malham



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The magnificent cliffs at Malham Cove are 70m (230ft) high.

When Malham Beck disappears into the ground at Water Sinks is not the same Malham Beck that emerges at the bottom of Malham Cove. It actually emerges at Aire Head some 4km further South.

Limestone Pavement like the top of Malham Cove is comprised of Clints(ridges of rock) and Grykes (the deep fissures).


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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Mountains
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Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
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Nuttalls
Dewey
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Deweys
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Outlying Fells
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Marilyns
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Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Malham Cove at 319m (1047ft). Malham Cove is known as an English Bridget.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Pennine Way, a 404km (251 miles) linear footpath connecting Edale in Derbyshire, England with Kirk Yetholm in The Borders, Scotland. The Pennine Way is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Pennine Way.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Yorkshire Dales National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL2 Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas


OL41 Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

98 Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale


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Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Malham Cove, Malham

Malham Cove, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (11)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - The top of Malham Cove from Shorkley Hill

The top of Malham Cove from Shorkley Hill

Photo: Chris Oldfield (3)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Looking over Malham Cove

Looking over Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (10)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Gordale Scar in spate

Gordale Scar in spate

Photo: David Wright (205)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - The limestone pavement on the top of Malham Cove

The limestone pavement on the top of Malham Cove

Photo: David Wright (208)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove

Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (13)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - *Gordale Scar, Malham

*Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (4)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Approaching Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Approaching Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (7)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Photo: Chris Oldfield (2)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - The path leading to Gordale Scar near Malham

The path leading to Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: David Wright (203)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Photo: Wayne Hill (41)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (8)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Gordale Scar near Malham

Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (10)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Heading for the climb up Gordale Scar near Malham

Heading for the climb up Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: Sheila Holmes (2)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Malham Cove from Malham

Malham Cove from Malham

Photo: Anthony Morris (11)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Malham Village from the top of Malham Cove

Malham Village from the top of Malham Cove

Photo: David Wright (209)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Gordale Scar

Gordale Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (127)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Janet's Foss, Malham

Janet's Foss, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (2)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - Woodland near Malham

Woodland near Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (1)

Walk ny122 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove via Shorkley Hill from Malham - On the top of Malham Cove

On the top of Malham Cove

Photo: Donna Tobitt (1)


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