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Malham Cove

Malham is a village in North Yorkshire known for Malham Cove, a large curved limestone cliff. There is no church in the village but at Kirkby Malham to the south.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Infrequent buses from Settle and Skipton, twice a day on weekdays run by The Little Red Bus and Pennine Buses.

By car[edit]

Only reached by unclassified roads; best to use a map if coming by car.

By foot[edit]

Malham is on the Pennine Way between Thornton-in-Craven and Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Get around[edit]

It's easy enough to walk between all the places listed below.


Two of the most exciting limestone features in Yorkshire

Limestone pavement above Malham Cove

1 Malham Cove, Cove Road, BD23 4DJ. Malham Cove (Q1789790) on Wikidata Malham Cove on Wikipedia with 2 Limestone Pavement (above best approached by the stairs to the west of the Cove).

3 Gordale Scar (From Hawthorns Ln walk through Gordale Scar Campsite). this deep limestone gully has a double waterfall at the end with a jacuzzi size plunge pool. free. Gordale Scar (Q650289) on Wikidata Gordale Scar on Wikipedia

4 Janet's Foss (best entered following the footpath along Gordale Beck from the south). a small but very pretty waterfall with a swimming pool sized plunge pool. free. Janet's Foss (Q37283) on Wikidata Janet's Foss on Wikipedia

5 Malham Tarn, BD24 9PU. Malham Tarn (Q1225708) on Wikidata Malham Tarn on Wikipedia

6 Dales National Park Information centre, Chapel Gate, Malham BD23 4DA, +44 1729 833 200. 10AM-5PM. good photos and the village car park.




1 The Secret Garden Bistro, Beck Hall, Cove Rd, BD23 4DJ, +44 1729 830 729.


1 The Victoria Inn, Main St, Kirkby Malham, BD23 4BS, +44 1729 830 499.


1 YHA Malham, Pennine Way, +44 845 371 9529.

2 Hill Top Farm Bunkbarn, Back LnBack Ln, BD23 4DJ, +44 1729 830320.

3 The Lister Arms, Pennine Way, +44 1729 830444. Pub with rooms, dog-friendly, close to Malham's main sights. B&B double £80. Lister Arms Hotel (Q26588587) on Wikidata

Go next[edit]

All the roads from Malham are very scenic. Malham is on the Pennine Way and the typical next stop northbound is Horton-in-Ribblesdale (14½ miles). Southbound, one might aim for Gargrave (6 miles), Thorton-in-Craven (10½ miles) or Earby (12 miles).

Routes through Malham
EdaleGargrave  S  N  Horton-in-RibblesdaleKirk Yetholm

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