Malhamdale, viewed from above Malham village

Malhamdale is the name given to the upper reaches of the valley of the River Aire, famous for spectacular limestone scenery at the head of the valley at Malham.

Besides Malham itself other villages in Malhamdale include Kirkby Malham, Airton and Bell Busk, south of which the infant River Aire flows on to Gargrave and Skipton, and from where the valley is known as Airedale.

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