Malham Cove and Tarn

Malham Cove and Tarn walk

Malham Cove and Tarn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, with Cath Lee

Saturday 13 March 2021


A full day guided walk a part of a small group to explore the beautiful area around Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.  Conditions permitting, the day will include an exciting scramble up Gordale Scar, the walk will also include lovely views of Malham Tarn, and a visit to the famous Malham Cove. 


Starting and finishing in the village of Malham, we'll take paths that lead to Janet's Foss - a pretty waterfall in a woodland setting.  We'll then move on, and conditions permitting we'll scramble up the high rocky waterfall called Gordale Scar.  A good degree of confidence and agility for scrambling up a steep rocky ascent is required for this.  We'll then follow scenic paths over areas of moorland and through limestone pavement country, until eventually reaching Malham Tarn - a small lake and nature reserve.  Following part of the Pennine Way path, we'll walk across the top of the famous Malham Cove - a huge, curved limestone cliff, and take the steep path down the side of it to view this magnificent geological feature from below. 


The walk is about 12 miles/19km with approx 600 metres of ascent.  Some of the terrain is rough and stony, and parts could be a little bit muddy and slippery.  The scramble up Gordale Scar requires a head for heights and a fair amount of confidence and agility.   


The price is £38 per person for this walk.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.  

Malham Cove and Tarn. Saturday 13 March 2021 with Cath Lee


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Meeting Place and Time

We meet in the car park at the Malham, National Park Visitor Centre.  Post code BD23 4DA.  The car park is a Pay & Display and costs £4.80 per day.


Meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.


Further Information

General Information
Advice regarding what to wear and what to bring with you.
General Information - Hill and Moorland
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Malham, Kirkby Malham, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, or the town of Settle are all nearby.