Malhamdale
Skipton, South Dales

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Malhamdale
Malham Cove

Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales is the name given to the area surrounding the Upper region of the valley of the River Aire, which is well known for its magnificent limestone scenery.

This area is well known for its magnificent limestone scenery. Kirby Malham and Airton are villages found in Malhamdale, south of these are the settlements of Gargrave and Skipton which lie in the valley known as Airedale.

Limestone, Cliffs, scars, crags, and the wide wildlife resource as well as the farming landscape of dry-stone walls, field barns, meadows and woodlands create the spectacular beauty of the Malham area. Much of the area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the National Trust owns a large area, including the Tam. They work alongside the Yorkshire Dales National Park to balance recreation with conservation.

Malhamdale has been a film and TV location for many years. Monty Pythons The Holy Grail, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, Victoria Wood and The Water Babies are just a few films/shows which have been influenced by the Malhamdale area.

Malham is a small dales village located in the heart of the Malhamdale area, at the base of the Yorkshire Dales just north of the town of Skipton. The village is very pretty, it is surrounded by dry stone walls and a stream runs through right through the centre of the village. Malham has been a settlement for at least a thousand years and was mentioned in the Doomsday book. Traces of the Iron Age can still be found in Malham and some archaeological remains that...

 

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