|Malham is home to only 150 people but
is one of the most visited villages in the
Yorkshire Dales due to it's proximity to some of
England's most striking limestone features,
Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.
||Many of the visitors to Malham are
passing through on the Pennine Way, a
long-distance footpath but many more come to see
the natural attractions as well as the village's
two pubs, the Buck
Inn and Lister Arms,
a rare breeds park and National Park Visitor
Centre. A small barn owned by the National Trust
is open to visitors and contains a small display
of rural life in the area and at the south end of
the village is a smithy.
The village can get busy during the summer and
finding a parking space can be difficult.
The Malham Show takes place on the Saturday
before the August Bank Holiday Monday and
features livestock, horses, local crafts and
produce and displays, along with sports, family
attractions and trade stands. The fell race which
takes part during the show takes runners over the
301 metre (988 feet) high Cawden.
over Malham Beck
|The Ham Class minesweeper, HMS
Malham was named after the
village. Built in 1958, HMS
Malham was transferred to
the Ghanan navy the following year and scrapped
in 1977 having been renamed GNS
Yogada. The names for the
Ham Class minesweepers were chosen from villages
whose names ended in -ham.
To the south of Malham village is Kirkby Malham and the Quaker village of Airton.