Once we were told that England is a country of diverse sceneries. At first our reaction was scepticism – we crossed the country from South to North and from East to West, and to be honest, we haven’t noticed any major differences. But the more we explore England, the more we are surprised – maybe it’s not as diverse as France, but it is far from being monotonous.

Having said that, we present you another proof – The Yorkshire Dales and one of its numerous walking and hiking trails.

Information about the Trail

Climbing: 307 m

Time needed:  ~4 h

Distance: 12 km

Level: Easy though includes some courageous climbing

Departure: Malham village

The idea of this route came from a fantastic site Walking Englishman, which resumes in its name one of the most beloved activities of our temporary compatriots. A great map of the trail is also available.

So, what will we get during this day of walking? Janet’s Foss waterfall, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and limestone scar at Malham Cove filmed in the last movie about Harry Potter. The walk is generally flat except for a short climb in Gordale Scar, which is not difficult at all, but requires a bit of courage for unexperienced hikers.

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

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Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

Yorkshire Dales, England

During this walk, we had to remind ourselves constantly that we were still in England, and not in the Pyrenean Mountains somewhere in France or Spain. Breathtaking sceneries, peaceful countryside and total disbelief that British Isles are supposed to be overpopulated.

In one word – another way Yorkshire surprised us.

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Hiking in the Yorkshire Dales, England