Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham

Magnificent Malham Cove & stunning Gordale Scar - a classic


Route outline for walk ny159:

Malham  -  The Pennine Way  -  Gordale Beck  -  New Laithe  -  Mantley Field Laithe  -  Janet's Foss  -  Gordale Bridge  -  Gordale Scar  -  New Close  -  Seaty Hill  -  Street Gate  -  Great Close Scar  -  Great Close Plantation  -  Malham Tarn  -  The Pennine Way  -  Malham Beck  -  Water Sinks  -  Comb Hill  -  Ing Scar Crag  -  Watlowes  -  Malham Cove  -  Malham.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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

At 370m Malham Tarn is the highest natural lake in Yorkshire and one of only two natural lakes in The Yorkshire Dales - the other is Semer Water.

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).


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
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 Bridget.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL2 or OL41
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 98
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham

In no particular order . . .

Polifferie Burn from Craigengillan Bridge with Moorbrock Hill in the distance

Polifferie Burn from Craigengillan Bridge with Moorbrock Hill in the distance

Photo: Mark Kissipie (170)

The path towards Malham Tarn below Great Close Scar

The path towards Malham Tarn below Great Close Scar

Photo: David Wright (206)

Gordale Scar, Malham

Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (3)

Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (8)

On the top of Malham Cove

On the top of Malham Cove

Photo: Donna Tobitt (1)

Gordale Scar near Malham

Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (10)

Janet's Foss

Janet's Foss

Photo: Chris Oldfield (1)

Malham Village

Malham Village

Photo: Robin Grant (1)

Gordale Beck near Street Gate

Gordale Beck near Street Gate

Photo: Mark Kissipie (169)

Gordale Scar, Malham

Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Glynn Trueman (15)


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