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).


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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 English Nuttalls
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Nuttalls
Dewey
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Deweys
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Outlying Fells
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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


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

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Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Gordale Scar near Malham

Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: David Wright (204)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - The path towards Malham Tarn below Great Close Scar

The path towards Malham Tarn below Great Close Scar

Photo: David Wright (206)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Janet's Foss, Malham

Janet's Foss, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (2)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - The path leading to Gordale Scar near Malham

The path leading to Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: David Wright (203)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Malham Village

Malham Village

Photo: Robin Grant (1)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Above Malham Cove, Malham

Above Malham Cove, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (9)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Malham Cove from Malham

Malham Cove from Malham

Photo: Anthony Morris (11)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Malham Cove from Malham

Malham Cove from Malham

Photo: David Wright (211)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Gordale Beck near Street Gate

Gordale Beck near Street Gate

Photo: Mark Kissipie (169)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Photo: Wayne Hill (41)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Gordale Scar, Malham

Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (3)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove 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 ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn

Photo: Gerry Hurst (17)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Gordale Scar near Malham

Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (10)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (8)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove

Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (13)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Malham Tarn in the grip of Winter - 7th March, 2006

Malham Tarn in the grip of Winter - 7th March, 2006

Photo: Ian Walmsley (3)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Janet's Foss near Malham

Janet's Foss near Malham

Photo: Sheila Holmes (1)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - Looking over Malham Cove

Looking over Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (10)

Walk ny159 Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham - The top of Malham Cove from Shorkley Hill

The top of Malham Cove from Shorkley Hill

Photo: Chris Oldfield (3)


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