This 14-mile walking route takes you through some of the most iconic landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales, much of which is looked after by the National Trust.
The area is well known for its excellent walking and cycling opportunities, but it is also a great place to just get out in the fresh air and enjoy the countryside.
The limestone pavements you'll see are made up of blocks (clints) and cracks (grikes). The grikes are a damp, sheltered habitat for shade-loving plants such as hart's tongue fern, and also provide a home where tree seeds can germinate. In summer the clints have a covering of wild thyme, limestone bedstraw, rock rose and bird's foot trefoil.
Peregrine Falcons regularly nest on Malham Cove and you can often sit and watch the birds as they fly around the area. The awe-inspiring scenery of the Cove is a wonderful backdrop to watch the young as they start to learn to fly in June and July.
*Please note, all routes are approximate and subject to change.
Start and finish: North Ribblesdale Rugby Club, Settle
Perfect for: Walkers looking for a challenging course and distance.
Terrain: The 14 mile walk not only offers a challenging distance, but also offers the chance to take in some of the most unique scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Malham Cove is a unique natural amphitheatre made up of curved limestone cliffs in the heart of Malhamdale.
Although the stunning views from the top of the cove are worth the climb, make sure you’re well prepared for a climb up the famous 400+ steps!
Walkers will need to complete the walk within a maximum of 7 hours although we estimate the vast majority of people will complete the walk between 3.5 and 5.5 hours.
Entry fee: £22* per person. This event is open to those aged 12 and over. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration: 8am - 9am
Start time: 8:30am
*plus small processing fee.