Running in Malham
Distance: 8.5 miles/14km
Start/Finish: Malham Tarn Field Centre, BD24 9PU
Terrain: Track, trail, rough moorland
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.
Other things to do nearby
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