Seek out inspiring views atop Malham Cove

Malham, North Yorkshire

Follow in the footsteps of centuries of visitors – and more recently, filmmakers – to Malham Cove, a limestone amphitheatre in the Yorkshire Dales.

Inspiring people through the ages, from painter JMW Turner to the makers of Harry Potter, the stunning cliff of Malham Cove is a towering and impressive sight. Easily accessible on foot from the village of Malham, the Cove is a 70 metre (230ft) high, gently curving cliff made of white limestone that has formed over the last one and a half million years.

The sheer rock face of the Cove challenges daring climbers and protects nesting peregrine falcons that can be seen during the summer months. Climb above the Cove to a remarkable area of limestone pavement that featured on screen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. Don’t miss the delightful small waterfall Janet’s Foss, the dramatic gorge Gordale Scar and Malham Tarn, the highest lake in England.

Malham is 40 miles (64 km) from Leeds, which is 2 hours 15 minutes north of London by train.

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Limestone pavement on top of Malham CoveLimestone pavement on top of Malham Cove © Paul Harris
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