Saturday, 25 January 2020 (Group: Take a Hike group)
Start time 10:15
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
Come join me on a beautiful walk visiting some of the Dales’ finest landmarks including Goredale Scar and Malham Cove and Malham Tarn before escaping the crowds.
From Malham YDNP centre we’ll follow the ‘tourist’ path past Janet’s Foss to the imposing Goredale Scar.
From Goredale Scar, we’ll leave the crowds and follow quiet lanes to reach the remains of a Roman camp at Street Gate where we’ll stop for lunch.
From Street Gate, we really ‘lose the crowds’ as we follow the medieval ‘Monk’s Road’ away from Malham towards the far end of Malham Tarn.
From Malham Tarn, we’ll follow the Pennine Way back to re-join the crowds at the beautiful Malham Cove.
After taking numerous photos and enjoying the fine views over the southern Yorkshire Dales towards Pendle Hill, we’ll take the steps before following the well trodden path back to Malham for a drink (Probably in the Lister Arms).
Nowhere is the going ‘too difficult’ on this walk; Despite the length (10,5 miles), there’s no major summits just a a few inclines,
This may be a good first walk for someone looking to do their first walk in the Yorkshire Dales