Yorkshire is full of incredible walks, full stops. So, to hear that it’s home to what has been named the best in the UK is no surprise to us. Whether you’re wanting a walk with beautiful views for miles, river walks, beach walks or walks that end in a pub, God’s Own Country has it all.
This walk in the Yorkshire Dales was voted as the number one walk by Which? magazine due to its natural beauty and cinematic views.
Malham Cove and Gordale Scar walk was voted the best 13-mile-or-less wandering route in the UK voted on by over one thousand members. It got 89% out of 100%, with a difficulty of 4.5.
The Dales walk was named number one out of 51 walks that were rated. Malham Cove scored highly for scenery, wildlife and places of interest.
With all that in mind, it’s no surprise that this place was picked by Harry Potter location scouts chose it for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Its amphitheatre-shaped cliff face is a unique location, the limestone cracked paving is a natural piece of artwork that is great to capture all year round.
The rest of the walk is just as dramatic, with huge expanses of land, and beautiful view after beautiful view. Some of the most impressive sights on the walk include Malham Cove is Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss, which is a beautiful hidden waterfall.
Another Yorkshire walk made it into the list, the Grosmont-to-Goathland walk, which gained 86% out of 100% scoring highly in almost all categories.
Buttermere Circuit in the Lake District, also made the list coming in 5th place with a score of 86%, the same as the Yorkshire walk of Goathland.
Malham Cove beat out some beautiful walks including the Botallack Mine Walk and Lizard Peninsula Circuit in Cornwall, and the climb to the top of Helvellyn, England’s third-highest mountain and Rhossili Headland in Wales.
You can check out the full list here.