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Malham Cove and Gordale Scar is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Malham, North Yorkshire, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 1,919 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

River

Views

Waterfall

Snow

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A walk around Malham taking in Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.

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Reviews (62)
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Recordings (33)
Completed (103)
BKR 18
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Julie Williams
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Does anyone have the route to follow?

Dalton Mullinger
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Hiking

Very enjoyable walk, changed the route though at the start climbed kerby fell since it was only couple hundred feet more. Then went down via the tarn before going across to malham close. Upped the route to 11.4 mile but worth thinking about if you do this route.

Federico C.
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LukeSarahMissy Gillon
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Hiking

absolutely beautiful. lots of dogs. breathtaking views. Luke, Sarah & Missy

Forry Kyle
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Grace Mooney
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HikingRocky

Great views! Well worth the walk up challenging steps! Great location, watched some mountain climbers when we went which was great to watch. Excited to go back and explore more

Jonny Simm
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HikingRockyScramble

Had a nice walk here the best bit for me was climbing the waterfall on the way round.

Charleane Pape
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loved it.. really nice place to visit and not too hard of a walk. but them steps can be testing

Marianne M.
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Walking

lovely walk, although it was very windy and ended up pooring it down, still had a great day

Hannah Ibbotson
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Hiking

very lovely walk, the wind at the top and through the cove and the scar was a bit biting though! took just over 3.5 hours as we stopped for a small lunch break. fairly steep ascent/descent towards the start or end of the loop depending on which way round you go but manageable. amazing views and a throughly good walk!

Molly W
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Hiking

Beautiful walk from the car park, up to Malham Cove, across to Gordale Scar and through Janet’s Foss all in roughly 4hours (subject to a small lunch break). This walk is relatively easy terrain excluding the very tops of the cove which some dogs were finding difficult. Would recommend old dogs and dogs with smaller legs be carried or taken around the very back on the grassy fields. If you do this walk I would recommend carrying lots of fluids and food as in the summer months dehydration may be likely

Nicola Nellist
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Hiking

nice scenic walk with a mix of terrains. the waterfall climb is a little bit of a challenge and then a steeper segment immediately after, but the rest of the walk is easy enough. took about 3.5 hours

Aga Mk
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Loved it.

Maf Rostenkowski
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Hiking

Took the 3 & 4 year old. Not too difficult for them. Some slippery rocks and faster flowing water in stepping stones. But overall nice and pleasant for them.

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Maf Rostenkowski
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Only stumbling block for beginners would be the Gordale waterfall. A couple of routes you can take depending on how comfortable you are climbing etc. Everything else is comfortable for beginners and advanced hikers. Nice and pleasant hike. Can get somewhat busy on the trail so slightly went off trail.

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Brett Russell
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Hiking

Really good walk, did this with snow on the ground. Excellent views

John Murphy
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Hiking

Great walk, not too hard to do, really enjoyable. Would definitely recommend

rik sagar
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Walking

Beautiful scenery. Amazing rock faces. Waterfalls are pretty at this time of the year.

Nimmy .
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Hiking

It was one of my my very first walk that i did. it was amazing.

PGW Permaculture
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breathtaking views for a fairly easy walk, uphill malham cove takes a bit of effort but well worth it. watch your knees on the stepped decline.

Ken Hudson
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lovely walk and scenery

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