Our door to the great outdoors.
Captivating landscapes, big open skies and quaint stone-built villages; discover the very best of Malham’s charm. Step out into the spectacular Yorkshire countryside with famous Malham Cove, Gordale scar and Janet’s Foss on the doorstep. Head a little further, and you’re not far from the other greats of Skipton and Settle. Enjoy the change of scenery and explore some of our favourite places and best things to do in the area.
70 metres high and 400 steps to the top the crescent-shaped cove is a sight not to miss. Make your way to the top for the limestone pavement. The cove is also famous for being used for a scene in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie. Watch out for the peregrine falcons during the summer months.
Known as one of the jewels of the Yorkshire Dales National Park this spectacular gorge with landscaped waterfalls is a place to explore. With limestone cliffs of over 100m high, deep gorges and waterfalls at the heart of the ravine; it’s a unique spot. The gorge has inspired famous writers and artists, Wordsworth, Ward and Turner. Don't miss it!
The foss is a small waterfall with a deep pool in the wooded section of the Malham circular walking route. It's a tranquil place with moss-covered tufa adding to the magic. Legend has it, Jennet the queen of the fairies inhabits a cave behind the falls. Also, close by are tree stumps home to hundreds of lucky pennies, so add a coin and make a wish.
This nature reserve area consists of 147 hectares and is one of the best places to see a natural lime-rich lake, the tarn, in the UK. It's the highest limestone lake in Britain, and at 380m above sea level, it provides an array of species including the great crested grebe, moorhen, tufted duck and teal.
Yorkshire's Three Peaks
Yorkshire's Three Peaks
The three giants of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Take on the Three Peaks Challenge by climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. Enjoy rewarding vistas and on clear days see as far as Morecambe Bay. Walks are signposted but always take a map and compass to complete the hikes.
The 900-year-old castle in the centre of the town is one of the most complete and best-preserved medieval castles in England. A place to discover more about the history of Yorkshire. Explore the market town of Skipton with its character, charm and famous market filled with locally sourced produce and hand-crafted gifts.