GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gordale Scar

4 miles (7 km)

This walk climbs to the spectacular Gordale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a popular walk through a wonderful limestoneravine with streams, waterfalls and striking geological features to enjoy. The unique area is about 16 million years old and has its own micro-climate which allows rare wildflowers and plants to thrive iin the gorge.
The circular walk runs for just over 4 miles and includes some moderate climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
You start in the pretty village of Malham and follow Gordale Lane and Gordale Beck to Gordale Scar. Here you will find twowaterfallsand overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 metres high. It's a truly stunning sight and well worth the climb from Malham. From Gordale Scar you continue the climb towards Seaty Hill where there are magnificent views of the Yorkshire Dales. The final section descends along country lanes to Malham Village.
If you'd like to extend your walking in the area then you could visit Malham Cove and the Malham Tarn Estate for more beautiful scenery. You can also try the Janet's Foss Walk where you can follow a nice footpath along a pretty beck and through garlic scented woodland to the falls.

Gordale Scar Postcode

BD23 4DG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gordale Scar OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gordale Scar Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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