A circular route starting with a scramble up the waterfalls at Gordale Scar, joining the Pennine Way just below Malham Tarn to return to Malham via Ing Scar and the Cove.
Distance: 6.3 Miles | Time: 2h 30m | Difficulty: Easy
It's a fickle mistress is work, one minute there's none of it, the next minute you can't shift for the stuff - taking up every waking moment and filling your precious free time with a desire to do nothing more than sleep. Then there's life, has the funny ability to get in the way of getting out and about and stuff done, so it was after a few false starts that I got out to Malham earlier this week for one of the classic walks of the Yorkshire Dales; Gordale Scar and Malham Cove.
I tend to steer clear of Malham, it's a lovely place don't get me wrong, but you usually can't shift for people - especially on weekends. That and once you've seen Malham Cove that's it, done and dusted. I know it's the pride of the Dales but it really doesn't evoke the sentiment of "You haven't been to Malham Cove? Here, take my car..." But if you look further than the limestone and the hordes, there's some good walking to be had (with some excellent pubs for post walk refreshments).