Welcome to Malham
Besides being the inspiration for Charles Kingsley's classic children's novel "The Water Babies" and paintings by Turner, the area around Malham is perhaps most famous as featuring some of the finest (and most spectacular) limestone scenery in the country.
Main attractions include Malham Cove (a sheer limestone cliff with the source of Malham Beck which issues from Malham Cove Rising at its base), Malham Tarn, and Gordale Scar (a very impressive limestone gorge containing two waterfalls).
The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes through the village, taking in the sights of Malham Cove, the Dry Valley, Water Sinks and Malham Tarn on its route northwards through the Yorkshire Dales.
With its spectacular limestone scenery and karst landscape features, the Yorkshire Dales area and Malham in particular is popular with walkers and ramblers, rock climbers, cavers and potholers, geography field trips and geologists alike.
Events held in and around Malham village include the annual Malham Show, which is usually held sometime in August.