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Lovely easy walk to cove ...hard walk to top not for the unfit Beautiful views from the top Harry... read more

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Lovely walk up and round malham cove Lots of steps to each the top with breathtaking views Well... read more

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Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England
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Reviewed today

Lovely easy walk to cove ...hard walk to top not for the unfit Beautiful views from the top Harry Potter fans will like it

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk up and round malham cove Lots of steps to each the top with breathtaking views Well worthy of a walk up

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank polamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ‘honey-pot’ that has probably the most visitors of any site/sight along the whole Pennine Way, where hikers, day-trippers, field study students, and lost tourists come together. These days there is adequate parking just south of the village, and a good path from Cove Lane...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StaffordSteve49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a cold November morning, this place is stunning . A lovely walk from the village and so peaceful .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarahd209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good walk so make sure you wear the right footwear. It's across fields and when you arrive at the cove it really is something spectacular. If you're not 'too good' with heights view from a distance but if not the views are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stoatin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing sight. Visit the visitor centre to learn about it first. Its a fairly long hike to the cove itself as you cannot park at it. No disable access at all which is sad. We were there on a sunny day in summer but it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank salisburybob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning and spectacular highlights of the Yorkshire dales are in abundance around Malham and this is the most famous. We went up the steps to climb to the top and enjoy the views whilst clambering over the limestone paving. Be warned that when wet this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jen_Andy_Lawson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visited this breathtaking place (views at the top were spectacular)! Will definitely return!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hang-On-Tight
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We visited for a family walk in Oct 2018. Unseasonably warm weather was delightful, not too hot for walking. We parked on the road in Malham - there is a milk churn to pay £2 towards upkeep of the village. We then walked up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BowcockFamily123
Reviewed November 5, 2018

One of the most dramatic cliffs in Britain set in beautiful surroundings, the light grey limestone beautifully set off against the surrounding greenery. There is a path up the side to a terrific view at the top. Interesting to geologists as it is part of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charlotte O
August 9, 2018|
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Response from SallyBrownsb76 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry but I’m not exactly but I’m pretty sure there was one at the foot of the entrance to malham cove
August 4, 2018|
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Response from NikP61 | Reviewed this property |
In the village there are public toilets but not at Malham Cove itself. There are also a couple of places to eat that should have toilets.
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Angie S | Reviewed this property |
yes - very clearly marked.
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One easy walk (8 Replies)
Hello, If we are to do one short and easy walk (bearing in mind that we will possibly have to carry a 2 year old - we won't be bringing his stroller), which one should it be? Our options are: 1. Malham Cove 2. Malham Tarn 3. Hardraw Falls - understand that this is a very short walk from the car park? 4. Ingleton Falls TIA!
March 19, 2017|
Response fromMissfoodlove2305|
Hi again, Hardraw isn't really a walk it's too short. Ingleton is uphill that could be tricky with a toddler I would drive up to Malham tarn and walk as far as a two year old will allow. However only in the dry, if there's been a lot of rain it won't be good underfoot. Whilst in the Lake District a great walk with a toddler is Tarn Hows
Malham cove group walks (4 Replies)
I'm traveling solo so I'm looking for a cheap group tour around the Yorkshire dales national park that includes malham cove and the water falls. It can last from one to three days. Does anyone knows some travel agency that does that? Thank you!
May 16, 2015|
Response fromGuilbert53|
Not sure if it is on your plans already, but try to get to Gordale Scar as well which is stunning and very near Malham cove.
Eileen A
Walk from Malham Village to Malham Cove (15 Replies)
Hi Can anyone please tell me how far it is to walk to Malham Cove from the village and whether it would be very difficult for inexperienced walkers? Thanks.
April 27, 2010|
Response fromOrkneyfan|
I can't remember exactly how long the walk to the cove is (someone else is bound to know), but it's level and doable up to the actual steps up to the limestone pavement which are only for the fit due to being steep, uneven, worn and slippery in wet weather. Ditto the limestone pavement itself. You can walk to Gordale Scar quite easily, passing lovely Janet's Foss (waterfall) on the way, so maybe just walk up to the Foss or the Scar and back. You can see the cove as you approach the Scar.