MALHAM

Malham is a pretty village, surrounded by limestone dry-stone walls, with a stream running through the village.

There are many walks that start from here, both easy and strenuous.

Malham Cove, standing some 80 metres high and 300 metres wide, is a curved cliff face of carboniferous limestone formed after the last ice age by meltwater cutting back the cove as it fell over the edge as a waterfall.

There is an easy walk to Janet’s Foss a wonderful waterfall and pool, where if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of Jennet the fairy, who according to legend, lives in the cave behind the fall.

Gordale Scar is a magnificent gorge and its true size is only visible once you turn the corner into the Scar itself.

A visit to Malham show is well worth putting in your diary. It is held annually, on August Bank Holiday Saturday.

Website: www.malhamdale.com

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