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Amazing geology, beautiful scenery, not to be missed.
The crowds.... and parking fees.
In a nutshell
Don't expect to come here and be on your own.
Being in a motorhome, we thought our best chance of getting parked in this popular village was in the main Visitor Centre carpark. It was pretty full by the time we arrived, around midday. We ended up parking in a coach bay so had to pay for two tickets, at the astronomical cost of over £6!!!! Still, at least we were parked and had the whole afternoon to see whatever there was to see.
If you are visiting at the weekend or a Bank Holiday, get here early. It is a POPULAR spot!
Unique Suggestions: Little did we know, but further up the road, enroute and closer to Malham Cove, a farmer allows parking in his field for £2. There is also camping here. Oh, if only we had known.....
There is parking on the grass verges, in the village, where you are expected to put £1 in a milk churn, for the village's upkeep and cars were also parked on the way into the village, at no cost.
Fun Alternatives: If you are visiting Malham, be prepared to pay for parking!!!
Written Oct 30, 2007
On our visit to Malham Cove we watched a group of rock climbers ascending the limestone cliff. They were perched on a ledge, halfway up, while one by one, they proceeded upwards.
Not for me, thankyou. It seemed particularly tricky as the rockface bowed inwards then outwards. A couple of the climbers were doing so with bare torsos which I thought a little foolish but who am I to comment?
To be honest, I was extremely suprised that this activity was allowed. Surely they could be damaging the limestone cliff? I mean, if we had to stick to footpaths and weren't allowed picnics, where did rock climbing come into the equation???
Equipment: All good rock climbers will know what equipment is required!
Written Nov 1, 2007
Address: Malham Cove