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 to 5.00pm

Tuesday – 8.30am to 5.00pm

Wednesday – 8.30am to 5.00pm

Thursday – 8.30am to 5.00pm

Friday – 8.30am to 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

Mountain biking near Kettlewell

Mountain biking in Kettlewell

Mountain and cyclocross bikes are welcome on all the bridle ways in the area, have a look at the map (available in reception) as there are so many great routes to chose form.

Footpath sign between Kettlewell and Grassington, with a view

Walking and Rambling in Kettlewell

Walkers are in for a treat!  With YHA Kettlewell being pretty much at the foot of Great Whernside, a great day's walk is up, round the back of the house and over the top to Starbotton and back in

Cyclists in village in Yorkshire

Cycling in Kettlewell

For Cyclists, we are on the Tour de France route and the area is really popular with road cyclists. We have a large secure bike shed and concreted metal hoops in the floor so make sure that you bri

Running uphill in the Yorkshire Dales

Running in Kettlewell

This is a simply amazing area for fell running.  A popular winter route is night running over Great Whernside, only for the experienced, but with a clear night, there is really nowhere better on

Tying lace on a trainer

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

Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery

The perfect destination for fans of cheese - including Wallace & Gromit! See the cheese being made and then try a sample.       Visit the website

Museum

Dales Countryside Museum

The Dales Countryside Museum shows the Yorkshire Dales way of life and explores traditions long gone, including lead mining, knitting, and cheese making.

Walking and Rambling at YHA Hawes

Walking and Rambling in Hawes

Hawes is almost the halfway point on the famous Pennine Way walking route and sits in the stunning location of Wensleydale.

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.

Kilnsey Crag, near Kettlewell

Climbing in Kettlewell

For climbers we have one of Yorkshire's Big Three limestone crags, Kilnsey Crag (the other two being Gordale and Malham).  This is mostly higher grade sport climbing but there are some very good

Men fishing in English river

Watersports near Kettlewell

The trout farm and shop down at Kilnsey Park Estate makes for a really good day out for any aspiring fisherman. See the Kilnsey Fishing website

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.

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.

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.

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.