Mastiles Lane and Malham Tarn
Route type: Other
Total climb: 1,650.26 ft
Distance: 23.63km, 14.68 miles. Like (37)
This is the perfect winter walk for much of it is done on good solid paths. The first 5 miles from Kilnsey to Malham Tarn follows the noted Mastiles Lane Drovers Road which has been used since before Roman times as there is the site of a Roman marching camp on the drove road. At the end of the road Malham Tarn is reached. A popular Yorkshire Dales attraction, Malham Tarn is 375 metres above sea level and a relaxing place to be. After enjoying the surroundings of the tarn the walk leaves to cross classic dales fells over High Cote Moor. Look out for spectacular hidden waterfalls at Cote Gill before descending to Arncliffe Cote. Then follow quiet roads to Kilnsey and walk closely past the famous Kilnsey Crag. The Crag, popular with rock climbers will attract your eyes. It is an imposing finish to a great walk.