Formed by a waterfall carrying gacial meltwater over 12,000 years ago, Malham Cove is now famous as one of the major beauty spots in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Staring in Malham itself in the public car park (bring change) the route initially sets out across the flat fields on well trod tracks towards a much smaller waterfall, Janet's Foss.
Once you have reached the falls, head up to the back left corner to find the path up onto the road beyond. A short walk leads you to a left hand turn through a styal, and the track continues up the hill beyond (all very obvious).
Keep walking over the crest and you will reach a relatively flat and open area strewn with limestone. Keep walking in the same direction keeping an eye on the path as it gently curves to the left.
Soon, you will see the limestone pavement that makes up the top of the falls, along with the warning signs! Be aware that the edges are not fenced off and they can be dangerous if you get too close to the edge.
Walk across the top, keeping the edge on your left to spot the path down that loops you back in towards the waterfall.
Then, once you have had enough turn around and head back down the well marked track eventually ending up on the road straight back in to Malham and the pub.