Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove from Malham
Video run time: 24 minutes 50 seconds
A circular from Malham, taking in all the natural wonders the area has to offer. Malham is a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, but is a great draw amongst walkers, ornithologists and tourists in general, due to the easy accessibility of the natural wonders surrounding it. The walk starts in the village centre and follows Malham beck and then Gordale beck, before passing through a delightful wooded area to reveal Janet's Foss, a waterfall set in its own little amphitheatre. A few yards further on, Gordale Scar is reached, a gorge with limestone cliffs over 100m high. The walk retraces its steps to Gordale bridge and then on over a short climb to reach the limestone pavement above Malham Cove. After admiring the pavement, head down to the foot of the cove and away from it to reveal the cove in its full splendour. The cove is over 80m high and 300m wide and once was the site of a waterfall higher than Niagara falls! The cove is a favourite with ornithologists, with the peregrine falcon a visitor here. From the cove, a gravelled path is followed back to the road, which leads through Malham back to the car park.
|Parking:||Pay and display car park in Malham (grid reference SD 900 626) - small amount of road side parking available, but please park responsibly as Malham does get very busy, especially at weekends and bank holidays|
|Directions:||Nearest post code for Sat Nav: BD23 4DG - get directions here|
|Walk distance:||4.9 miles (7.8 Km)|
|Estimated walk time:||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Height climbed:||225 metres|
|Grade:||2-B: A medium length walk that requires modest uphill walking|
|Peaks / summits:||None of note|
|Map:||Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL2 (Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western Area)
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|Walk features:||Birds, Café, Flowers, Geographic feature, Hills or Fells, Pub, Stream or River, Views, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland|
|Facilities / refreshments:||Toilets in car park at Malham, 2 Pubs and cafes / tearooms in Malham|
|Nearest town:||Walk starts in Malham, nearest larger towns Settle or Skipton|
|Local accommodation:||View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages|
|Walk Tags:||Video walk, Malham, Yorkshire Dales, Information centre, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Janet's Foss, Gordale Bridge, Gordale Scar, Hawthorns Lane, the Weets, Gordale Scar waterfalls, Gordale Beck, New Close Knotts, Sheriff Hill, Malham Cove, Limestone, Limestone pavement, National Trust, Peregrine Falcons, Malham Beck, Cove Road, Buck Inn and Listers Arms|
|Video run time:||24 minutes 50 seconds|
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