Week 2: Sunday Walk in Malham Cove
Malham is traditionaly our first walk of the term due to its stunning scenery. There is Malham Cove which is a huge limestone cliff with a fine example of limestone pavement at the top. Long walkers will get to see Malham Tarn, a natural lake beyond the cove. There are also Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss which are two impressive nearby waterfalls.
We'll take a coach to Malham Cove, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.