Things to do: Work, rest, or play


Work in Malham  – ‘a place of inspiration’

An inspiring setting to work quietly away from the noise of the office or home, or even take the team for a team building off-site experience. Wifi and landline installed.

John Ruskin 1819-1900 wrote ‘of the quiet hills of Malhamdale’ and Kingsley was inspired by the region. He renamed the Cove as Lewthwaite Crag in the Water Babies, and reference to the Queen of the Fairies may be seen at Janets Foss an idyllic waterfall that is only a short walk through an enchanting wooded glade from Prior Hall.

Rest in Malham – ‘peace and quiet in Magical Malham’

Described by Arthur Raistrick in ‘Malham and Malham Moor, ‘as nestling snugly in the hollow of the valley head, occupying a place made nature for its reception.’
If you are ready to take it easy – Malham offers the safe haven where everyones heart beats just that bit slower.

Writer Bill Bryson (Malhamdale resident for 8 years) said “I won’t know for sure if Malhamdale is the finest place there is until I have died and seen heaven (assuming they let me at least have a glance), but until that day comes, it will certainly do.”

Build a fire, bathe in the roll top bath, read or write a book or relax by booking a home visit for a massage, Reiki or reflexology session.

Play around Malham – ‘tons to do when you’ve had enough of rest’

Fish for supper – Brown trout from Malham Tarn and Rainbow trout at Kilnsey

Walk the walk – the Pennine Way, plus the Malham Meander (26 mile organised walk), or there are 5 walks around Malham, plus a selection of walks detailed on arrival

Walk a hawk and Falconry

Twitcher? – (Peregrines/Redstarts/Green Woodpeckers and Little Owls all at Malham Cove

Hoot at the moon! Owls in the garden – (Hootie and Boogie born at Prior Hall) and still perform each night. National Trust – Malham Tarn Estate and Hides.

Spot the Big 5 Ground nesting birds (Skylark, Curlew, Red Grouse, Lapwing, Oystercatcher) at the Cove

Get on yer bike! across 13O miles of the Yorkshire Dales cycle route

Say hello deer

Plant a tree to restore the woodlands above the Tarn at Chapel Fell

Catch the pigeon -Clays & Off-roading

Ride the rails – Settle to Carlise railway 1869-1876 (72miles of outstanding beauty, preserved stations and the famous Ribblehead Viaduct

Cruise the canal / Narrow boats

Tee Off! – at Giggleswick / Settle and Skipton

VISIT Skipton Castle & the ‘Cathedral of the Dales’ at Kirby Malham – St Michael the Archangel & Brimham rocks

Visit a World heritage site (UNESCO) at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Trace the Black sheep? Take the tour

Listen to heavy metal at Malham’ s working Smithy

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