Malham Cove, Malham

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Malham Cove are a huge amphitheater-shaped cliff formation and a deep gorge, produced by water from melting glaciers over a period of 3 million years. Explore the western side of the cove’s 80 m (260 ft) cliff face, which features about 400 irregular stone steps forming part of the route of the Pennine Way, one of the country's longest and best-known walking trails. Widely regarded as one of Yorkshire’s most impressive natural wonders, the gorge contains two waterfalls and a series of overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 m (328 ft) high. When visiting this rugged area, remember to wear appropriate hiking footwear, wear layers of warm clothing, and bring plenty of food and water. Plan to visit Malham Cove and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Malham attractions using our Malham online trip maker.
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  • Don’t miss this great sight but take the trail from Gordale Scar rather than going up the steps if you want an easier walk.  more »
  • Excellent views only spoilt by chavs. We walked via Janets Foss and Gordale Scar which were excellent and not too busy early on, and over to the Cove. The Cove itself is wonderful, the views...  more »

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