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Visitor at Janet's Foss, part of the Malham Tarn Estate, North Yorkshire.
Janet's Foss, part of the Malham Tarn Estate, North Yorkshire | © National Trust Images/Solent News and Photography Agency

Malham village to Janet's Foss

This is a popular walk from Malham village to the magical waterfall at Janet's Foss.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

National Park Centre car park, Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire , BD23 4DA. Grid ref: SD899627

Step 1

From the car park, turn left and walk into the village. Cross the road. To the right of Malham Smithy there is a bridge, go over the bridge to cross the beck.

Step 2

Turn right and follow the beck away from the village, along a gravel pathway.

Step 3

Turn left at the signpost to Janet's Foss and follow this stone-flagged path, with the beck to your right. Follow this path for about 1 mile.

Step 4

Go through the gate and into the woodland. At this point the path becomes very uneven and rocky – please watch your step.

Step 5

From the waterfall, return the way you came.

End point

National Park Centre car park, Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire , BD23 4DA. Grid ref: SD899627

Trail map

Malham village to Janet's Foss map
Malham village to Janet's Foss map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Malham Tarn Estate Office, North Wing, Malham Tarn House, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9PU

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