Malham Tarn via Gordale Scar

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Malham Tarn via Gordale Scar is a 12.2 kilometer loop trail located near Skipton, North Yorkshire, England that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

12.2 km
416 m


nature trips


bird watching

partially paved





A circular and very challenging walk, passing through some wonderful limestone scenery as it visits the iconic Yorkshire Dales sites of Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove. With beautiful waterfalls, a lake, a limestone pavement and an impressive natural cove you will be spoiled with natural delights along the way. The walk follows a mixture of roads and dale footpaths. There are several climbs and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate flights of steps, kissing gates, gates and a few stiles (of various designs, including stone wall stiles and ladder stiles). The challenging part of the walk is a scramble up Gordale Scar - a rocky climb which is suitable only for experienced walkers and should NOT be attempted after periods of heavy rain (when the waterfall can be flowing strongly) or in icy conditions. You will be sharing much of the open moorland with free roaming sheep. Allow 4 hours.

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4 days ago

Epic walk. Does get bit dull in the middle but the scramble down the waterfall was epic ! Such a stunning day !

15 days ago

amazing walk will be back to climb waterfall

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We did this walk yesterday and would like to add that it is not a scramble up Gordale Scar, would say that it was meant for experienced walkers on this type of terrain and not good for dogs. The walk was lovely but we had to take the road around Gordale Scar.

6 months ago

Friday, April 13, 2018

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