Winter Walk - Malham Moor

Malham Moor
HF Holidays, 01 December 2011
This circular walk in Malhamdale is one you can go back to time and again, taking in waterfalls, crags and a lake.  It is ideal for a winter morning in the Yorkshire Dales.

 The walk starts in the ancient village of Malham, ‘Malgun’ in the Domesday book, from where you cross Malham Beck on the clapper bridge by the Old Smithy, walking through fields and woodland to the pretty waterfall – Janet’s Foss, then on to Gordale Scar, a collapsed cave system resulting from glacial melt water at the end of the last Ice Age.  An exhilarating short scramble beside the lower falls of Gordale Beck and steep ascent on to the open moor leads to Malham Tarn. 

The return route ascends to Nappa Cross before joining the Pennine Way to descend Watlowes dry river valley, crossing a unique area of limestone pavement above the curved amphitheatre shaped limestone cliffs above Malham Cove. This 12 mile walk with 1,500 feet of ascent is spectacular in wintertime.

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