By Joanne Rowe | Blog

Mar 03

Malhamdale- a beautiful scenic area around an hours drive from Coldwell Activity Centre.

Recently one of our Prince’s Trust groups enjoyed a sunny January day out this year.

Malham is a small village, on the Pennine Way, at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s a lovely area with stunning scenery, with Malham Cove and Gordale Scar considered to be two of the most impressive sights in the Yorkshire Dales.  The village is surrounded by limestone dry-stone walls, and has a stream running right through the middle of it.

Malham is mentioned in the Domesday book, then called ‘Malgun’ and has been a settlement for over 1000 years. Originally the area was full of mines and mills, it is now a peaceful farming and tourism spot.

Malham cove is 260 feet high, a huge curved sheet of limestone rock with a limestone ‘pavement’ at the top.


Gordale Scar was formed by melting glaciers, and is a huge gorge cutting into the hillside with waterfalls pouring from the limestone.

Malham Agricultural show is an all day event every August bank holiday Saturday, with loads going on including farmers market, dry stone walling, competitions, visitor attractions and horse show.


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