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Gargrave to Malham – 9 June 2018

Rambles among the limestone are the order of the day for these walks. There are 4 walks that start on a south to north line with the first one beginning at Gargrave, the second at Airton, then Kirkby Malham and the final and shortest walk beginning in Malham itself.

This is one of the most distant areas for walking that the club goes to, the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales is a long day out from Tyneside and probably because of this, we do not visit very often. The last time was in August 2015 and before that visit, the only other one was in July 2006. However, the last visit in 2015 was on a glorious sunny day and all the walks had a great time so we decided to come back here much sooner than the time between the first and second visits. The image for this post was taken as one of the routes climbed the waterfall at Goredale Scar, there was a trickle of water coming over the top as we made our up. Hopefully, we can do it again this time.

If you fancy a ramble over limestone paving and a climb up a waterful you can find the walk descriptions here and the GPS routes here.


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Walk No. 12 Gargrave to Malham 9 June 2018
Area: Yorkshire Dales Map: OL 2

6.5 miles Easy
Start Malham
Mires Barn – Janet’s Cave – Gordale Scar – Lings Plantation – PW to Ing Scar – Malham Cove – Malham

10.5 miles Easy
Start Gargrave OS Grid Ref SD931541
SW on canal path to Bank Newton – Newton Hall – Moorber Bottom – Pot Haw Farm – Gill Syke – Bell Busk Viaduct – Raven Flatt – Kirk Syke Lane – Airton – PW to Malham Cove – PW to Malham

10.5 miles Moderate
Start Kirkby Malham OS Grid Ref SD894610
Hanlith Hall – Pennine Way North via Mires Barn – New Laithe – Janet’s Cave – Goredale Scar – Street Gate – Great Close Plantation – Lings Plantation – Malham Tarn House – High Trenhouse – Low Trenhouse – Pennine Way to Ing Scar – Malham Cove – Malham

12 miles Moderate
Start Airton OS Grid Ref SD902591
Pennine Way North via Hanlith and Mires Barn – New Laithe – Janet’s Cave – Goredale Scar – Street Gate – West Gate Close – Malham Tarn House – High Trenhouse – Low Trenhouse – Ing Scar – Malham Cove – Malham

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