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:

hewitt
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)

Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Photo: Chris Oldfield (2)

Janet's Foss near Malham

Janet's Foss near Malham

Photo: David Wright (202)

Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove

Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (13)

Approaching Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Approaching Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (7)

*Gordale Scar, Malham

*Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (4)

Gordale Scar near Malham

Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: David Wright (204)

Malham Village

Malham Village

Photo: Robin Grant (1)

Stunning sunset over Malham Tarn

Stunning sunset over Malham Tarn

Photo: Anthony Dexter (1)

Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Photo: Wayne Hill (41)

Malham Cove from Malham

Malham Cove from Malham

Photo: Anthony Morris (11)

Gordale Scar, Malham

Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (3)

Above Gordale Scar, Malham

Above Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (5)

The path leading to Gordale Scar near Malham

The path leading to Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: David Wright (203)

Janet's Foss, Malham

Janet's Foss, Malham

Photo: Glynn Trueman (13)

The limestone pavement on the top of Malham Cove

The limestone pavement on the top of Malham Cove

Photo: David Wright (208)

Gordale Scar in spate

Gordale Scar in spate

Photo: David Wright (205)

Gordale Beck near Street Gate

Gordale Beck near Street Gate

Photo: Mark Kissipie (169)

Above Watlowes near Malham

Above Watlowes near Malham

Photo: Sheila Holmes (4)

Looking over the edge of Malham Cove

Looking over the edge of Malham Cove

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (12)

Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (8)

Limestone Pavement on top of Malham Cove

Limestone Pavement on top of Malham Cove

Photo: Sheila Holmes (5)

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

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

Photo: Ian Walmsley (3)

Malham Cove from Malham

Malham Cove from Malham

Photo: David Wright (211)

*Looking Over Malham Cove, Malham

*Looking Over Malham Cove, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (10)

Watlowes dry valley above Malham Cove

Watlowes dry valley above Malham Cove

Photo: Graham Butterfield (1)

Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn

Photo: Gerry Hurst (17)

Malham Tarn in Spring - 16th April, 2006

Malham Tarn in Spring - 16th April, 2006

Photo: Ian Walmsley (4)

Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Photo: David Wright (210)

Malham Cove, Malham

Malham Cove, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (11)

Climbing Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Climbing Gordale Scar nr Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (9)

Gordale Scar

Gordale Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (127)

Heading for the climb up Gordale Scar near Malham

Heading for the climb up Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: Sheila Holmes (2)

Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn

Photo: Brian Thompson (7)

Gordale Scar, Malham

Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Glynn Trueman (14)

Gordale Scar, Malham

Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Glynn Trueman (15)

Janet's Foss near Malham

Janet's Foss near Malham

Photo: Sheila Holmes (1)

Above Gordale Scar near Malham

Above Gordale Scar near Malham

Photo: Sheila Holmes (3)

Janet's Foss

Janet's Foss

Photo: Chris Oldfield (1)

Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn

Photo: Anthony Morris (12)

*View from the from the top of Malham Cove

*View from the from the top of Malham Cove

Photo: Wayne Hill (42)

Woodland near Malham

Woodland near Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (1)

Janet's Foss, Malham

Janet's Foss, Malham

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (11)

The path towards Malham Tarn below Great Close Scar

The path towards Malham Tarn below Great Close Scar

Photo: David Wright (206)

The top of Malham Cove from Shorkley Hill

The top of Malham Cove from Shorkley Hill

Photo: Chris Oldfield (3)

Janet's Foss, Malham

Janet's Foss, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (2)

Water Sinks, Malham

Water Sinks, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (8)

Great Close Hill from Street Gate

Great Close Hill from Street Gate

Photo: Mark Kissipie (158)

Middle House

Middle House

Photo: Mark Kissipie (160)

Looking over the edge of Malham Cove

Looking over the edge of Malham Cove

Photo: Sheila Holmes (6)

Looking over Malham Cove

Looking over Malham Cove

Photo: Anthony Morris (10)

Malham Village from the top of Malham Cove

Malham Village from the top of Malham Cove

Photo: David Wright (209)

Above Malham Cove, Malham

Above Malham Cove, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (9)

Above Gordale Scar, Malham

Above Gordale Scar, Malham

Photo: Brian Thompson (6)

Watlowes Valley from Comb Hill

Watlowes Valley from Comb Hill

Photo: David Wright (207)

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)


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