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From: Buck Inn/Lister Arms, MalhamTo: Golden Lion, Horton-in-Ribblesdale (alternative via Goredale Scar scramble)15.4 miles24.8 km875m ascent835m descent
ThumbnailHead SOUTH (yes south) back along the Pennine Way, then turn left along Goredale Beck to Janet's Foss waterfall, a delightful spot. Continue on, with the deep valley closing in, until, rounding a bend, Goredale Scar appears with its waterfall. If you arrive here and you don't fancy it, you'll have to retrace your steps to Goredale Bridge and follow the route from there to rejoin the Pennine Way on the limestone pavement above Malham Cove. It's still worth it though, as Goredale Scar is a magnificent sight, one of the highlights of Yorkshire. Pressing on, there are 3 routes up - left, centre and right. The left way is easiest, the middle way is a tricky scramble, and the right way is probably the wrong way, a proper climb where you'll get soaked by the descending water. Be careful! After the climb, the route climbs steeply onto the open grassy hills above. Continue on to the road and follow this to Malham Tarn, where we rejoin the main route. Take time to study your map around here, in particular the various streams which appear and disappear in this famous limestone country. And how does a tarn appear in a landscape where streams disappear underground without warning?
Bus LogoMalham: Horton-in-RibblesdaleBeer LogoCrown Hotel, Golden Lion, Pen-y-Ghent Café, Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Train LogoHorton-in-RibblesdaleBed LogoCrown Hotel, Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Car LogoMalham: Goredale Bridge: Malham Tarn: Tennant Gill Farm: Dale Head Farm: Horton-in-RibblesdaleTent LogoHorton-in-Ribblesdale
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