Walking Malham Cove in Autumn

21 November 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Walking Malham Cove in Autumn

Autumn is a great time of year to go walking in the Yorkshire Dales and particularly Malham Cove as the summer tourists are long gone and you can appreciate the ever changing colours of the leaves during the season.

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1 hour
Option to extend: Yes

The walk starts in Malham village, but do be aware that the car park can fill up on the weekends by 10am, especially if the sun is shining.

From the car park, you will need to walk through the village towards the Riverside Campsite and join the well signposted footpath on Cove Road that leads onto the Pennine Way. This path will lead you through farmer's fields, alongside Malham Beck for just under a mile leading you to the spectacular Malham Cove.

Its geological formation is unlike any other in the UK, creating a natural limestone amphitheatre with a waterfall cascading down in the centre.

After exploring the cove, you have the option to return to Malham making it a 2 mile circular route following the footpath on the opposite side of the beck or you can extend by continuing to follow the Pennine Way above the cove to get to the limestone pavement - I would say a must for any Harry Potter fan.

Malham Cove Go Card walk

You can use one of our Go Cards for this walk and other walks across the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire and the Lake District. View our full range here.

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