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Exploring the Dales

Located in the heart of Malham

With such an idyllic landscape of rolling hills and charming villages, it’s easy to see why the Yorkshire Dales attract millions of visitors each year.

Malham can be found 11 miles north of the market town of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the North of England.

Here are a few ideas to get you exploring the Dales from your perfect base at The Lister Arms, whatever the season.

Malham Cove

At 70 metres high and with 400 steps to the top this crescent-shaped piece of limestone history is a unique spectacle when standing at the bottom and offers views across the Dales when you’re at the top. You may recognise where you’re standing from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Watch out for the peregrine falcons during the summer months.

Have a look at our walk around Malham.

Gordale Scar

A jewel in the Yorkshire Dales National Park crown, this spectacular sight has inspired famous writers and artists like Wordsworth, Ward and Turner. With limestone cliffs of over 100m high, deep gorges and waterfalls at the heart of the ravine; it certainly is worth a visit.

Have a look at our walk around Malham.

Janet's Foss

A magical waterfall with fairy tales and clear waters that invite you in. Found in a small wood in the middle of the valley, the foss is a tranquil spot to unwind to the sound of flowing water, or go for a dip to feel the real benefits of the pool.

Have a look at our walk around Malham.

Malham Tarn

This nature reserve area consists of 147 hectares and is one of the best places to see a natural lime-rich lake, the tarn, in the UK. It’s the highest limestone lake in Britain, and at 380m above sea level, it provides an array of species including the great crested grebe, moorhen, tufted duck and teal.

Have a look at the National Trust’s walks at Malham Tarn.

Access the Dales

We are proud to have partnered with Access the Dales and have become their Malham Hub, encouraging people of all abilities to explore our stunning surroundings.

Thanks to TGA Mobility we have a Breeze 4 Mobility scooter to borrow from us at The Lister Arms.