Last Friday saw us back in the Yorkshire Dales again, this time to visit Malham Cove. I absolutely love it in the Yorkshire Dales and never tire of the area, even though we visit it often.
We started off in Malham itself, a small village with a handy car park for walkers and a National Park information centre.
There's a traditional blacksmith's workshop in the village, Malham Smithy. There were lots of items here for the home and garden.
I wonder if the ironwork on this bridge, which we found behind the workshop, was made by the blacksmith. Can you see the decorative kingfisher?
As we walked through the village, a signpost guided us in the right direction.
It wasn't long before we could see Malham Cove in the distance.
This information tells us how the cove was formed many years ago.
It's not a very long walk, and the footpath makes it an easy walk, we even saw people walking with pushchairs. It's good that it's so accessible.
It wasn't long before we were right in front of the cove. There were two climbers on the face, though I don't think you can see them on this picture. It's about 260 feet high, I wouldn't fancy climbing it.
We decided that we would walk up the steps to the side of the cove to reach the top. There's over four hundred steps to climb in total.
You get a great view as you walk up the steps.
On top of the cove is a large area of limestone pavement.
This information board explains how it was formed.
The view from this point is spectacular. You can see the path which we walked down to reach the cove.
We just got back to the car in time before it started to rain, so we decided that we'd head off to Grassington on our way home to have a look around the shops.
I love Grassington, it's such a pretty village with lots of little shops.
Isn't this cottage gorgeous?
I absolutely loved this day out. I don't think you can beat a trip to the Yorkshire Dales.