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Saturday 7th Apr - walk A details

Location: Malam

Leader

Trevor Rawlings

Depart Time Stretford

9:00

Travel Time

1 hr 20 mins

Grade

Moderate

Distance

8.5 miles

Map

 Explorer OL2

Postcode

BD23 4DA car park

Grid Ref

 

Approx Ascent

750ft

Brief Description

Park either on the road or in the Malham National Car Park on the left as you enter the village; £4.50 all day; machine takes cards. This is a moderate walk with one steepish ascent. Both walks start together and, from the car park, we cross Malham Beck and follow good, flat paths through the woods to Janet's Foss waterfall. From here we continue to Gordale Bridge, and follow the road, passing through a camp site to visit the majestic Gordale Scar. We re-trace our steps to Gordale Bridge and, shortly, separate from the other walk. We make a steepish but short ascent which, in good weather, offers superb views of the top of the Scar. From here, we follow a grassy, generally flat path to the peaceful Malham Tarn which is in a National Trust estate. Following the Pennine Way, we walk south to Malham Cove, crossing it and descending by the steps to follow a gentle path back to the village. This walk offers all the classic features of Malham and its surrounding area with, in good weather, the best views.

 


Saturday 7th Apr - walk B/C details

Location: Malam

Leader

Anne Rawlings

Depart Time Stretford

9.00am

Travel Time

1 hour 20 minutes

Grade

Moderate. Mainly easy but quite a few steps down to the cove.

Distance

5.5 miles

Map

Explorer OL2

Postcode

BD23 4DA

Grid Ref

732875

Approx Ascent

400ft.

Brief Description

Park either on the road or in the Malham National Park Car Park on the left as you enter the village; £4.50 all day; machine takes cards. Both walks start together; this walk is a mixture of moderate and easy walking. From the car park, we cross Malham Beck and walk along flat, good paths through the woods to Janet's Foss. According to legend, Janet (or Jennet), the queen of the local fairies lived in a cave behind the waterfall. From here, we continue to Gordale Bridge, follow the road to pass through a camp site to visit the magnificent Gordale Scar.We then re-trace our steps back to the bridge. Just after this we separate from the other walk and make a gentle ascent to reach a stony path to take us to the road; we cross the road and continue on a grassy way to the even more magnificent Malham Cove. We cross the limestone pavement and descend the cove by the steps on the far side. At the bottom, we follow a gentle path back to the village. This walk offers fields, streams, great natural features, waterfalls, and, in good weather, the best views.
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