Malham boasts an explosion of walking trails long and short, and is both dog and human delight. It's also the home of the National Park Centre and walk leaflets can be picked up here to give you the most up to date information about the footpaths.
The Pennine Way goes through Malham, and you can follow a stretch of it to visit Malham Cove.
The Buck Inn is a cheering and comfortable establishment, and looks after long distance walkers very stylishly with a bespoke Hikers' Bar where muddy boots are de rigeur!
For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website
Dogs welcome in the Hikers Bar. Towels ready for wet muddy dogs.
This walk takes in Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss.
A map is definitely a good idea for this walk, and extra layers of clothing in case of chilly weather. And walking boots.Starting from the National Park Centre car park, turn left into the village, past the Buck Inn, then take the left hand road signposted Malham Tarn. Continue through the village passing Townhead Barn on your right (have a look inside this typical dales barn, National Trust owned and open to the public) continue up Cove Road towards Malham Cove and turn right into the field.
Follow The Pennine Way signpost, this leads you towards the Cove and then right up the steps to the top of the Cove. Admire excellent views across Malhamdale. Carefully go aross the Limestone Pavement, and go over the stile, up the slope bearing right, following posts with green dots on. Straight on (ignore Pennine Way sign), and cross stiles over the road and follow signpost for Gordale Scar.
Then down hill and left onto the road, (Stop for brew at Tea Van!) and continue over Gordale Bridge, turn left again through gate, to follow path through campsite to Gordale Scar itself. Admire geology. Turn around, retrace steps back to the road, back over the bridge, and down road until you reach footpath sign on left saying Riverside Path Malham.
This takes you past Janet's Foss waterfall, along the riverbank through the wood, then through fields over two stiles to rejoin The Pennine Way, turning right to go back towards Malham village and the starting point.
The original publication of this walk can be viewed at http://www.malhamdale.com/ and is published here by kind permission of the copyright holders. Many more walks and detailed information about the Malham area are available from http://www.malhamdale.com/
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Edited: 15th November 2018. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.