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Running in Malham

Overview

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: Moderate - sparsely waymarked

Good for: Ascents, national trail, families

Route info: wildrunning.net/87
A hugely enjoyable, varied run starting at the great silver expanse of Malham Tarn,with breathtaking views from the ridge. From start follow track SE towards Malham Tarn. Turn L onto Pennine Way and continue for 4 miles, ascending to Fountains Fell ridge. At cairn turn L leaving Pennine Way and follow waymarks along ridge. At third
wall turn L following waymarks and wall SE on exhilarating descent to valley. Run through three gates to reach bridleway. At road turn R to return to start. Nearby Malham Cove and fascinating limestone pavement are within easy and enjoyable running distance, or great to take the family exploring.

Hostels nearby

YHA Malham Exterior

YHA Malham

Free wi-fi
En suite rooms available
Parking

Running in Malham

Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD24 9PU

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SD 89370 67265

Lat/Lng: 54.101164, -2.1640509

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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