Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Overview

The Yorkshire Dales is renowned for its walking terrain, and there aren’t many better reasons as to why than a visit to Malham Cove and Gordale Scar . Formed by a melting glacier at the end of the last Ice Age, the unique limestone landscape of Malham Cove offers a tough ascent but one which is rewarded by superb views of the valley and village below. The area has also featured in the world-renowned Harry Potter films, drawing more attention to one of the wonders of Yorkshire.

Monday 8:30am - 5pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5pm

Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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Malham Cove

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SD894778

Lat/Lng: 54.196269, -2.163206

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

steam train

Bancroft Mill Engine

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Museum

Dales Countryside Museum

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settle carlisle railway

Settle-Carlisle Railway

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Walking & rambling in Malham

A walkers’ paradise. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned walker, you will find the Malhamdale scenery truly stunning.

mountain biking

Mountain Biking in Malham

The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way passes through Malham, and offers a classic 3 or 4 day cycle ride. Get out on your bike and enjoy the stunning landscape.

cycling

Cycling in Malham

The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way passes through Malham, and offers a classic 3 or 4 day cycle ride. Get out on your bike and enjoy the stunning landscape.

climbing

Climbing in Malham

Malham Cove, as seen in one of the Harry Potter films, was used for training by the successful 1953 Everest Expedition, and has some of the toughest Limestone routes in the world.

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Running in Malham

Fountains Fell Distance: 8.5 miles/14km Start/Finish: Malham Tarn Field Centre, BD24 9PU Terrain: Track, trail, rough moorland Toughness: Challenging Ascent: 395 metres Navigation: Mod

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Mountain Biking at YHA Hawes

Mountain Biking at YHA Hawes

Hawes is an excellent base for mountain biking in the Yorkshire Dales. Don't forget to look up and admire the amazing views that stretch over Wensleydale and Swaledale!

Cycling at YHA Hawes

Cycling in Hawes

Well positioned on the Dales Cycle Way, YHA Hawes is an excellent stop-off point for all cyclists en-route, no matter where you're going - north, south, east or west.

Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery

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Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force

England’s largest single drop waterfall - a reputed 100ft drop, is set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn.

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave

A wonderland of sculpted passages and beautiful cave formations which were hidden behind large calcite dams until 1837.

Steam train

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display is a free event with some of the best vehicles on display including steam engines, vintage cars, vintage tractors and fairground organs.