Malham is said to be the most popular village in South Yorkshire, but on our visit the place was deserted. Perhaps it was because of the gales that had so recently ravaged the north, or the fact that it was pouring with rain. But Yorkshire barns are solidly built, the trees appeared undamaged and, as if to celebrate our arrival, the sun broke through. Around us limestone walls and cliffs gleamed white, old trackways rose temptingly over steep hillsides and, as we climbed towards Nappa Cross, Malham Tarn sparkled a distant brilliant blue.
LOCATION: South Yorkshire Dales
START: Malham village car park, toilets.
Grid ref: SD900627 Postcode: BD234DA
DISTANCE: 5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South or Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland
EN ROUTE: Langscar, Pennine Bridleway, Watlowes
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News