6 great walks near Malham

PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:04 02 August 2018

On Top Of The World by Deborah Ford

On Top Of The World by Deborah Ford

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Malham is one of the most popular walking spots in the country. If you want to venture further afield and would like to explore the surrounding area, these walks are all within a ten mile radius of Malham.

Walkers reach the lonely barn of Farlands Laithe by Terry FletcherWalkers reach the lonely barn of Farlands Laithe by Terry Fletcher

Calton

3 miles from Malham

Calton is a village in the Craven district and lies on the River Aire, this walk rewards you with excellent views into Malhamdale, including the uppermost rocks of Malham Cove.

Click here to view the details of the Calton walk

Airton Mill, now apartments, was originally owned by Bolton Priory until the Dissolution of Monastries by Henry VIIIAirton Mill, now apartments, was originally owned by Bolton Priory until the Dissolution of Monastries by Henry VIII

Airton

5 miles from Malham

This easily-accessible walk starts from Airton in Malhamdale and is a pleasant ramble demanding not too much by way of effort, being almost entirely flat other than for the brief climb to Haw Crag above Bell Busk.

Click here to view the details of the Airton walk

Winterburn reservoir by Terry FletcherWinterburn reservoir by Terry Fletcher

Winterburn Reservoir

6 miles from Malham

A lot of people have not even heard of Winterburn but it’s the name of a busy hamlet and a seldom-visited reservoir less than a couple of miles but a whole world away from that nose-to-tail traffic.

Click here to view the details of the Winterburn Reservoir walk

Stainforth Force by Peter AinsworthStainforth Force by Peter Ainsworth

Stainforth

7 miles from Malham

This walk crosses the famous 17th century packhorse bridge at Stainforth twice on its way to and from the tiny hamlet of Feizor.

Click here to view the details of the Stainforth walk

Near Kettlewell by Austin DonnellyNear Kettlewell by Austin Donnelly

Arncliffe and Kettlewell

8 miles from Malham

This walk sets off from unspoiled Arncliffe in Littondale before crossing Old Cote Moor to drop into bustling Kettlewell in Wharfedale.

Click here to view the details of the Arncliffe and Kettlewell walk

Cracoe Memorial on ridge by Terry FletcherCracoe Memorial on ridge by Terry Fletcher

Rylstone and Cracoe

8 miles from Malham

To the east of Malham lie Cracoe and Rylstone, a popular walking spot that lies in between the major tourist destinations of Grassington and Skipton.

Click here to view the details of the Rylstone and Cracoe walk

Malham is one of the most popular places to visit in the Yorkshire Dales and for very good reasons.

There are a number of iconic iconic spots such as the limestone pavement of Malham Cove, the beautiful waterfall called Janet’s Foss and the awe- inspiring Gordale Scar.

You can find a few trails and walks in the popular tourist areas here.

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