Malham Cove Walk

in Malham

This walk takes in two beauty spots in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – Malham Cove and Malham Tarn.

Malham cove

The Route

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  • Start Point: Malham, North Yorkshire
  • Finish Point: Malham, North Yorkshire
  • Distance: 9 Miles

Getting there

Travel by car – there is a sizeable car park just off Chapel Gate at the South end of the village, which includes a charging point.

GPX Route Map

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Walk Description

This circular walk to the cove and the tarn is one of the most popular walks in Yorkshire. Malham Cove was put on the global scene as it was used as a filming location in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1).

The walk begins in the village of Malham, following the Pennine Way to the formidable Malham Cove. The cove is 260 feet high and was formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers following the Ice Age over 12,000 years ago.

From the cove the walk continues to ascend towards Malham Tarn.


Once you’ve finished your walk, why not stay for dinner at The Buck in Malham?

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