Malham Cove and Goredale Scar

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock. It was formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago

On the top of the cove is a large area of deeply eroded limestone pavement, of a strange pattern rarely seen in England. 

Interesting fact: The intricate limestone pavements may look strangely familiar - they featured in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. Harry & Hermione set up camp on the top of Malham Cove and scenes from the film feature views across Malhamdale and down to Malham Village.

Goredale Scar is a limestone ravine. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 metres high.

There will be two walking route options- a shorter route for people who wish to spend more time in Malham and a longer walk for those wishing to explore further.  Please note that the length of time to explore Malham will depend on which route option you pick.

Please come in suitable football for uneven and unpaved terrain (walking boots or strong trainers). We also recommend you bring: waterproof jacket and warm clothes, food and drink for during the walk and money to purchase items.