Pennine Way Stage 6 Gargrave to Malham simple map   

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Pennine Way Stage 6

Rating for this walk is Easy!

Gargrave Train service Bus service Accommodation available Caravan and camping available Shops for provisions available Pharmacy in village Free Cash Machine (ATM) Food available


Malham Bus service Accommodation available Caravan and camping available Shops for provisions available  Food available

10 kilometres / 6 miles linear walk

approx walking time 2 hours 20 mins calorie consumption624 KCal

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European Walking Route E2

part of the European Long Distance Walking Route E2

Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western areas

This is effectively a rest day with a gentle stroll from Gargrave to Malham. This section can get muddy and waterlogged especially after periods of rain and during the Winter season

 gargrave pennine way sign


 leaving Airton swing gate and River Aire 

 stone slab ford ragging stream in July 

meadow marsh go through the gate not along the bank 

At the far end of the meadow you are presented with two options, going through the gate or walking along the river bank. Go through the gate!

distant view of Kirkby Fell bridge and gate over Not Croft Spring

The path enters a small copse before opening out to a view of Kirkby Fell in the distance.

towards Hanlith 



Malham Youth Hostel Malham Youth Hostel

Macs Adventure logo 

If you offer accommodation for walkers on this section of the Pennine Way please let us know and we'll give you a free listing here. All we ask is for you to give a reciprocal link back.  


 Pennine Way Damian Hall  Trailblazaer Guide to the Pennine WayA Wainwright Pennine Way Companion The Pennine Way by Paddy Dillon Cicerone

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