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Malham is a small North Yorkshire village, in the Pennines, at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s a pretty place, surrounded by limestone dry-stone walls, & with a stream running right through the middle of the village. Many school trips take in the unique geographical features nearby.
Malham Cove is a large curved limestone formation. It was formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago.
Malham Tarn is a glacial lake. It is one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. At an altitude of 377 metres above sea level it is the highest marl lake in the United Kingdom. The site is managed by the National Trust.
Harry Potter in Malham
Malham Cove is an amazing amphitheatre of limestone rock reaching 260 feet high. The top of the cove is a large area of limestone pavement.
In the Warner Brothers film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter & Hermione Grainger set up camp in a tent on the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove. The scenes include views across Malhamdale including Cawden, Malham Village and Kirkby Malham.
Accommodation in Malham
Also see our hotels in Malham page and holiday cottage and self catering options.
Latest about Malham
Malham on the map
Where next after Malham?
Get the train from Gargrave or head to Skipton for shopping and entertainment.