Explore the Yorkshire Dales


About Malhamdale

If you’re looking for iconic scenery and the quintessential Yorkshire Dales experience then look no further than a holiday cottage in Malhamdale. Though it’s one of the smaller regions, Malhamdale offers some of the Dales’ most popular and iconic attractions and is a true haven for walkers thanks to miles of tracks and trails that wind through its glorious green hills dotted with limestone clints. And though it’s renowned as one of the UK’s premier hiking destinations, it is entirely possible to find yourself surrounded by complete peace and tranquillity as you gaze over gorgeous green valleys towards the distant horizon. It’s also possible to find a few welcome surprises! Take a look at a few suggestions for things to do in below – and a few recommended holiday cottages in Malhamdale for you to begin your own exploration.

Malhamdale’s main attractions are undoubtedly Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar. All three are closely located and provide a wonderful opportunity for an active exploration of the Dales’ natural beauty. Formed over glacial meltwater over thousands of years, Malham Cove’s breath-taking natural amphitheatre is visible for miles around. After a short but challenging climb of the steps – part of the Pennine Way trail – to the top you will find yourself on top of the limestone pavement with unrivalled views over the Dry Valley. Malham Tarn, England’s highest lake, is a short distance beyond and from there you can make your way towards the dramatic ravine of Gordale Scar – a location that inspired Wordsworth and Turner amongst others. If you’d prefer a more relaxing holiday in Malhamdale then the pretty village of Malham is well worth a visit. The village’s annual show is a local highlight and offers everything from fell running to Punch and Judy shows!

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5 Best Views of the Dales

This is taken on top of Moughton Scar; a ridge that runs sort of midway between Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough. Despite being in the middle of one of the most heavily visited and best loved parts of the Dales, not many people know about it.

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As Seen on the Big Screen

The penultimate tale of ‘The boy who lived’ needs little introduction. After 6 films and hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket receipts, the Deathly Hallows part 1 features Harry and co. on the run.

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Fine Dining

You don’t have to search far to find scrumptious scran in the Yorkshire Dales and our guide is guaranteed to tickle every taste bud. It’s time to savour the best flavours that this lovely bit of England has to offer...

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A Drink with a Difference

Some say it's impossible to have a bad meal in Paris. Well the same can be said of a pint of beer in Yorkshire.

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Exploring the Dales – Day 1

Our first destination is the gorgeous market town of Grassington. It’s a fairly short drive from the cottages.com office and is the perfect place for visitors to Wharfedale to begin their journey. For starters it’s a complete honeypot location with lovely cobbled streets, limestone buildings, a host of quirky boutiques and tearooms and a packed calendar of cultural events that belies its small stature...

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Yorkshire Dales Road Cycling Routes

The Yorkshire Dales is fantastic cycling country, something the success of the Grand Depart and the Tour de Yorkshire really brought home. With stunning scenery, varied terrain and charming towns and villages, there’s good reason for the sport’s growing popularity in these parts.

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