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  • Malham

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  • Malham

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  • Linton

    Linton

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  • Burnsall

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  • Malham

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Spend your first day enjoying the famous Malham circuit, taking in Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and the huge arc of Malham Cove, as well as the quieter footpaths in between.

Your second day takes you across the moors into Wharfedale where you visit the pretty village of Linton before arriving at your base for the last two nights in beautiful Burnsall.

Spend your last full day exploring a lovely stretch of the River Wharfe (great for a dip if you’re brave enough!) and the gorge of Trollers Gill. A great trip for those new to ‘hotel-to-hotel’ walking as well as more seasoned walkers!

Trip details

  • Amount of walking: One day of hotel-to-hotel walking of 12 miles (19km, ascent 566m) and two optional day walks of 7 miles (11km, ascent 300m) and 8 miles (13km, ascent 360m)
  • Difficulty level: 3/5 (moderate)
  • Terrain: Mixture of gentle riverside paths, open moorland and some rocky scrambling (a fairly testing scamble up Gordale Scar can be detoured around if desired). Short road sections through some charming Dales villages.

Customise this trip

The route can be customised to suit your preferred daily distances, difficulty and pace. Contact us now for free advice.

Destinations
Yorkshire
Activity
Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Self-guided tour
Physical Level
Moderate

Good to know

  • Take in Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn & Malham Cove
  • Difficulty rating: 3/5
  • Tailor the route to your pace
  • Covid-19 booking guarantee

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Muddy Boots travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Arrive at Malham Village

Arrive into the bustling village of Malham and settle into a fantastic country pub with excellent food and a huge selection of drinks, which will be your base for the first two nights. If you would like to stretch your legs on your first day, a lovely circular walk takes you through pretty nearby villages (with options for pub and farm shop/cafe stops!) on paths far less frequented than the more famous routes around Malham.

Featured Accommodation
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The Lister Arms
Classic

The Lister Arms

Visit Malham Cove and Gordale Scar

Spend your first full day visiting the famous limestone scenery around Malham. The vast arc of Malham Cove and the scramble up Gordale Scar are undoubted highlights, but the quieter paths in between, the peaceful shore of Malham Tarn and a fascinating dry valley make this a truly ‘must do’ day’s walking.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Lister Arms
Classic

The Lister Arms

Malham to Burnsall

Set off from Malham travelling over the moors into charming Wharfedale for your last two nights. Your route will take you across some fantastic open moorland, along tracks that have been used for hundreds of years and through the picture-perfect village of Linton before a gentle end to the day along the banks of the River Wharfe to arrive into Burnsall.

Included meals: Breakfast

Featured Accommodation
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The Red Lion
Classic

The Red Lion

Trollers Gill and Appletreewick Village

Today’s walk takes you through the stunning scenery surrounding Burnsall, including the rocky miniature gorge of Trollers Gill, across typical moorland and stone wall lined fields of the southern Dales and through the gorgeous little village of Appletreewick; a great place to refresh yourself in one of its two lovely pubs before the final stretch along the River Wharf back to Burnsall.

Included meals: Breakfast

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The Red Lion
Classic

The Red Lion

Enjoy a last hearty breakfast at your inn before taking a taxi back to Malham to collect your car and travel home (or to the train station to catch your train).

Included meals: Breakfast

Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

A 17th century coaching inn on the pretty village green, offering excellent food, a huge range of drinks and lovely rooms well away from the hustle-and-bustle of the inn (nights 1 and 2), and a 16th century ferryman’s inn on the banks of the River Wharfe. Lots of outside seating makes this a great place to enjoy a post-walk pint (nights 3 and 4).

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The Lister Arms
Classic

The Lister Arms

A 17th century coaching inn on the pretty village green, offering excellent food, a huge range of drinks and lovely rooms well away from the hustle-and-bustle of the inn...

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The Red Lion
Classic

The Red Lion

A 16th century ferryman’s inn on the banks of the River Wharfe...

Tour inclusions

Get in touch now for more details

Included Accommodation

All accommodation in carefully-selected, characterful local inns and hotels. Optional upgrades may be available.

Included Ground transfers

Transport from your last hotel to your first hotel to collect your car (if travelling by train, contact us to discuss options).

Included Ground transfers

Secure door-to-door luggage transfer between your overnight accommodations.

Included Breakfast

All accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, with full English, vegetarian, and cold/uncooked options available.

(Optional packed lunches are available to order the night before.)

Included Equipment

Detailed walking notes, a route-marked OS map, and the ‘Muddy Boots Survival Pack’ including our guide to places to visit and eat and drink on your route.

Included Support

24/7 emergency telephone support in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong during your trip.

Not included Guided excursions

A personal guide may be available for some or all of your trip, on request. Get in touch to discuss your needs.

Reviews

What people are saying about Muddy Boots

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Elaine and Howard
23/05/2021

We had a great time, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air and open countryside with stunning views! We enjoyed the combination of activity and relaxation, it felt like a really long break even though it was only a few days. We didn’t have to worry about anything, everything was seamless, we had no problems at all. I will definitely be looking at the website to arrange another break in the future!

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Charlie and Louise
07/05/2021

We really enjoyed the trip and it has been great to feel like we’ve been communicating with a real person who cares, rather than just a salesperson with a big company! The wonderful Yorkshire Dales landscapes were the highlight of the trip and the route notes provided were clear and easy to follow.

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Sandy
13/05/2021

The routes included on this trip were absolutely outstanding - we loved them all! The route notes provided were spot on and it was great to feel that we were exploring areas that don’t see many crowds. We all enjoyed the fantastic food and drink available at our accommodation at the end of each day out in the hills!

How to book

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from £430pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

Learn more

Contact us now for expert advice on how to tailor this tour to your requirements and budget.

Days

5

Starting from

£430 pp

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