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Malham Cove

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 308 out of 309 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Yorkshire Dales National Park


  • Dan Hobson

    The 230 feet (70 m) high, gently curving cliff of Malham Cove will take your breath away. A spectacular geological formation in its own right, the views from above the white limestone cliffs are utterly breathtaking.

    Over the last 1.5 million years, Malham was covered with huge sheets of glacial ice at least three times. As these glaciers ground over the landscape, they sculpted many awe-inspiring spectacles, including Malham Cove.

    • November 13, 2018

  • A fantastic place to visit, plenty of parking, couple of good village pubs, Janet Foss waterfall is nearby, along with Gordale Scar, plenty to keep you entertained all day. Beware the steps to the top of the cove :)

    • October 5, 2018

  • Nice steady walk good scenery if you leave the beaten track even nicer climbs and scenery to see

    • August 15, 2019

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  • Elevation900 ft