Janet's Foss Walk
Visit this lovely waterfall on this short walk on the National Trust's Malham Tarn Estate. The falls are located just over a mile from the village of Malham. You can pick up a nice footpath which climbs alongside a pretty beck and through garlic scented woodland to the falls for just over a mile. To turn it into a circular walk you could return on Gordale Lane, on the western side of the falls.
It's a popular and fairly easy walk, on well surfaced footpaths. It's well signposted, taking you along Malham Beck and the rushing waters of Gordale Beck. There's also some attractive waterside woodland trails and great views of the surrounding countryside to enjoy.
You can extend your walk by continuing along the path to the wonderful Gordale Scar with its limestone cliffs and waterfalls. Continue north and you will soon come to Malham Tarn where there are walking and cycling trails around a large, glacial lake.
The Settle Loop circular walking trail passes just to the west of Malham village so this is another good way of exploring the area.
PostcodeBD23 4DA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Janet's Foss Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Janet's Foss Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in Malham village head to The Lister Arms for some post walk refreshments. They do excellent home cooked food and have award-winning cask ales as well. The Lister home made pies are of particular note! They also have a lovely garden area to sit out in on warmer days. You can find them in a fine spot, just across from the village green at a postcode of BD23 4DB for your sat navs.
The falls are a very nice place to visit with your dog so you'll probably see other owners with their pets on a fine day. You may want to keep them on leads in the areas where sheep are grazing. The Lister Arms pub mentioned above is very dog friendly in the bar area. They even make their own doggy biscuit treats!
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area head to Malham Cove. The cove is a huge curved cliff formation of limestone rock with a vertical cliff face of about 260 feet high. It's a stunning sight and another of the highlights of the area.
The Malham National Park Centre is a great place to visit for more information on this wonderful area. They have displays about the area, guide books, maps leaflets and a team of knowledgeable staff to advise you. You can also find out about watching the Peregrine Falcons that regularly nest at the Cove. You can find them at Chapel Gate in Malham village at postcode BD23 4DA for your sat navs. They also have a decent sized car park which acts as a great start point for many walks in the area.
For more walking ideas see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.