This walk has been on our to-do list since we saw it on Julia Bradbury's Walks with a View earlier in the year. We are keen to explore more of the Yorkshire Dales now we're living only a stone's throw away and as the forecast looked dry for today we decided to go for it.
We have recently bought a camper van so this was our first trip out in it, just out for the day to give it a test run.
We arrived in Malham at 8.30 and parked easily for free at the side of the road. We were really glad we'd made an early start as the Malham Show was also taking place today and the area was already getting quite busy.
We set off towards Janet's Foss along the well marked and signposted path. Before long we entered a wooded ravine, this part of the walk was simply magical, so peaceful and picturesque.
|The cave can be seen to the right, three quarters of the way across|
We then continued along the path, out of the ravine and on to Gordale Scar.
news a couple of weeks ago as the National Trust have released 100 water vole into the lake. They are England's fastest declining mammal and it is hoped that the animals will recolonise the tarn and its surrounding streams - fingers crossed!
|Wish they were all this friendly|
|'Back a bit... just a bit more...'|
|The limestone pavement featured on the Harry Potter film The Deathly Hallows|
Then it was down the many steps to the bottom where we could take a closer look at the cove and find the answers to the earthcache.
Then it was only a short walk back to Malham itself where we popped in to the visitor centre before heading back to the camper for a brew. The village was now quite crowded with visitors to the show and there was also a running race taking place.
This walk is definitely one of my favourites of all time, it was just the right length of walk at 10 miles and had so much interest at every turn also there were only a handful of caches to find which suited me fine, not too much stopping and starting and more time to look at the scenery. Fantastic and highly recommended.
|We rounded off the day with a chippy tea in Settle before heading home.|