Visiting Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, Yorkshire

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Yesterday, Becca and I decided to take a walk at Malham Cove and Gordale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales. Nothing beats having a long walk in the fresh air and going to bed with achey feet and sleeping like a baby bear in hibernation.

It is something we’ve talked about doing for a while, and as we have a limited time left here at York we’re getting on with our university bucket list right away. The walk was thankfully organised for us and there was a pub lunch. This turned out to be a great decision.

After a two hour coach journey, which was pretty chill and scenic as we passed through the Yorkshire Dales, we arrived in Malham a small village in the heart of the Dales National Park. We then spent the morning walking to Malham Cove.

It doesn’t take long to walk to Malham Cove at all, but if you want to go to the top (which we did) then you can only walk up. I’m so okay with walking up hills, what I am not so keen on is a million and one steps to get up said hill. I don’t just mean a few steps, I mean 89 floors worth according to my Fitbit.

I’d never wished that I’d done more cardio so much in my life. But we made it to the top and got a beautiful view of the Dales.

Also does this view look familiar? It’s where Harry and Hermione escape to in the Deathly Hallows Part-2 film.

harry potter malham cove

After choosing which rock to perch upon to get the best view, we sat for a total of 2 minutes, before we were off again and directed down a road, A REAL TARMAC VILLAGE ROAD, to walk back to the pub, aka the easy quick route to feed the hungry walkers.

The pub lunch was wonderful and very needed. Then we walked to Gordale Scar or the gorge and what a gorge it was. We walked round the corner to this incredible view. The Dales are so beautiful.

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I’d like to point out that two crazy men had climbed up the top of the waterfall really casually while we were all watching. It was pretty scary and cool, but if they’d slipped they would definitely have died, and that’s a bit too extreme for a Sunday I think.

All in all it was real good and despite not climbing a waterfall, we saw a really nice part of Yorkshire we’d never seen before, ate good food, and got to go on a little adventure. Next time we go on a walk though we’ll pick up our walking boots from home as turns out £10 Primark trainers have no grip, who knew?

Have you visited Malham Cove or Gordale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales?

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