Handpicked boutique luxury to family & pet friendly hotels.

An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.

A selection of campsites and glamorous camping locations.

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

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Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”.

Harry Potter
The grandeur of one of Yorkshires landmarks, Malham Cove may look familiar to fans of the much loved film series, Harry Potter, in particular Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The huge curving ampitheatre shaped cliff formation was used in one of the scenes where Harry Hermione set up camp in a tent on the limestone pavement at the top of Malham cove.

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© The Outdoor Guide
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© The Outdoor Guide

The Yorkshire Dales: the Malham Cove walk
TOG Tip: This isn’t a circular walk so either phone a friend or hitch a ride back to your car! There is a footpath too!

Heading off on a round-trip walk from Malham village, Julia takes in the magical Janet’s Foss waterfall, the awe-inspiring Gordale Scar and the stunning limestone pavement at Malham Cove, with its spectacular views across the Yorkshire Dales.

A hub for both the adventurous and creative alike, the Malhamdale landscape has been an inspiration for so many – from the likes of J. R.R. Tolkien to influential master painter JMW Turner – not to mention Harry Potter and a few other Hollywood Blockbusters!

This walk sees Julia explore what makes Malham so memorable – from its traditional hay meadows and lush green dales, to the high drama of its ancient limestone marvels –

including the spectacular crescent-shaped cliff of Malham Cove; a former giant waterfall and true highlight for people taking on the much longer Pennine Way trail.

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Dear diary, This month has flown in. With bad weather forecast for later in the week we are in a race against the elements …