Friday, 1 July 2016

The Classic Malham Cove/Gordale Scar Walk - 13th March

The Sunday walks try to find interesting hill territory within an hour's drive from St. Helens. This classic walk is so well known that an exception was made with a longer drive. Seven members arrived at the start point near Malham Tarn on a misty, quiet day. The calm did not last long - as soon as we met the Pennine Way path to Malham there were hoards of fellow trekkers.

Simon on limestone pavement Malham Cove

 A tea break on the limestone pavement above the cliffs of Malham Cove was tranquil but the steps down to the cove were thronged with tourists. Fortunately our route to Malham now veered from the tourist track leading us directly to our lunch destination, the Buck Inn. If you want a cheap meal this is not for you but the quality of the beers and the food was excellent.

Waterfall at Janet's Foss

Continuation of the walk took paths by Gordale Beck and the magical Janet's Foss. Gordale Scar offered a welcome challenge to the climbers amongst us.(see above pictures).
A good day out and well worth the long drive.