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Malham Cove - Malham


Where to stay? What to do?

Probably best known for its site of rare limestone pavement, visitors come to walk, climb and pothole in Malham. The nearby Malham Cove is a huge natural amphitheatre from where the River Aire reappears having travelled underground for some distance. The top of the cove is a large area of deeply eroded limestone pavement, of a strange pattern rarely seen in England. Gordale Scar is an impressive Limestone Gorge complete with waterfalls that cut right into the limestone hillside. 

Malham Tarn, 4 miles from Malham, is the highest lake in England with limestone formations and waterfalls; it is also a wetland nature reserve.

There are lots to offer in the form of accommodation in Malham. For a hotel, try the Falcon Manor or alternatively, try one of the holiday cottages; bed and breakfasts or camping and caravan sites. Malham is located at the western foot of the Dales, within 11 miles of Skipton and 7 miles of Settle. Buses run throughout the Dales and the nearest train station is Gargrave, 7 miles away.

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