Explore Malhamdale

And Surrounding Areas

While you’re staying at the Mill, you will be able to explore the many local attractions in Malhamdale, including the famous Malham Cove and Gordale Scar – two of the most impressive sights in the whole of the Yorkshire Dales! The 7.6 mile walk from Malham village to Janets Foss Waterfall, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and returing via Malham Cove is featured at No3 in Britains Favourite 100 Walks

Further afield there are plenty of activities for families of all ages to check out during your stay.

Family Days Out

Hesketh Farm & Park
Hesketh Farm at Bolton Abbey is a fantastic Family day out for children. You can lend a hand with their friendly animals or enjoy the large play areas.
Bolton Abbey
On the banks of the River Wharfe and set in 30,000 acres of beautiful country side you can explore the ruins of the priory or enjoy a scenic walk through Strid wood. The estate has cafes and restaurants plus a designated BBQ area.
Billy Bob's Diner & Play Barn
Billy Bob's combines a pretty awesome ice cream parlour with a 50's American diner and amazing play adventures.
Embsay Steam Railway
Travel the stunning local countryside on this train pulled by a steam locomotive! From Bolton Abbey station to the historic station in Embsay, built in 1888.

Impressive Local Sights

Malham Cove
Malham Cove is a large curved limestone formation 0.6 miles north of the village of Malham. It is a well-known beauty spot within the Yorkshire Dales and no visit to Malhamdale would be complete without a walk to this fantastic spot.
Gordale Scar, Malham
This awesome hidden gorge has wowed visitors for hundreds of years and inspired famous artists and writers. Like Malham Cove, this impressive natural feature was formed on the Middle Craven Fault.
Janet's Foss, Malham
Janet's Foss is a small waterfall in the vicinity of the village of Malham. Probably the most popular walk for families and for mature walkers in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Scalebar Force Waterfall, Settle
Scalebar Force is a stunning 40ft waterfall set in a deep wooded gorge near Settle. The waterfall is readily accessible from the road between Settle and Airton.

Food & Drink

The Victoria
Built in 1840, the Victoria is a traditional Yorkshire Dales inn located in the heart of the lovely village of Kirkby Malham, featuring all the hallmarks of a proper country pub; warm open fires, stone flag floors and quality drinks!
The Lister Arms, Malham
You’ll find the popular Lister Arms pub in the heart of Malham village, serving hearty home cooked dishes, local ales, welcoming roaring fires and a lovely sun terrace perfect for al fresco dining during the warmer months.
Town End Tea Rooms, Airton
Airton’s very own tea rooms with views of Malham cove! Popular with cyclists and walkers, Town End offers an extensive menu using local ingredients producing fresh quality dishes.
Beck Hall, Malham
Beck Halls’ newly refurbished restaurant has the perfect stream side setting in Malham village. Enjoy fresh local produce and a cocktail or 2!
The Coniston Hotel & Spa, Coniston Cold
Nestled on a 1400 acre estate, the Coniston has 2 restaurants, 1 of which has stunning views over its own lake. You’ll find a brasserie within the spa serving light meals, perfect if you fancy booking a spa day package.
The Falcon Inn, Arncliffe
The Falcon Inn is a very unique, traditional Dales pub; set alongside the village green in the delightful village of Arncliffe in Littondale... you are unlikely to visit anything else like it!

Pretty Market Towns & Villages

Pretty Market Towns & Villages
Grassington & Linton
Known for its annual Dickensian festival, Grassington has lots to offer with pretty gift shops, restaurants and pubs. The pretty village of Linton is a short walk away where you will find a medieval church and stunning Linton Falls.
The journey to the popular village of settle, from Airton, on High Hill Lane has the most stunning views! Settle itself has an abundance of tea rooms and pubs. Stop off at the Ye Old Naked Man Café dating back to 1663 and sample its famous Yorkshire Pudding.
Only 3 miles walk from Airton along the dales way, Malham is the jewel in the Yorkshire Dales crown. You’ll find some of the most dramatic limestone scenery here, covered by TV programmes featuring adventurer Bear Grylls and presenter Julia Bradbury. Spectacular Malham Cove was one of the locations for the Film Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows.
Skipton, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, with its famous 900 year old castle and historic cobbled high street has its very own award winning market dating back to medieval times. If you’re looking for fine dining in a sophisticated setting, Alexander's bar and kitchen rivals even it's big city competitors.

Guest Reviews

“Great location. Very clean, comfortable. Great for a family whose children are happy to sleep together in the same room. Really characterful accomodation. Nice touches such as free Netflix, cleaning stuff, tea & coffee, bottle of wine in the fridge etc. Fantastic location for walking and sightseeing. … and I could go on”

Kieran, England

Booking.com - Juluy 2020

“Sonja’s place at Riverside Walk is beautiful. Very tastefully furnished and decorated, and immaculate. Games, books and TV with Netflix if you need it. You can easily access the Pennine Way and enjoy some great walking, or drive up to Malham and explore from there. It’s a truly beautiful part of the country with lots to see and do. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sonja’s to others or booking again myself if available.”

Julie, Exeter

Airbnb - Oct 2019

“An incredibly well- presented apartment. We were with 2 young children (4 & 3)…they loved it! Facilities were impeccable. Comfortable beds, warm and cosy living room and fully-functional kitchen with a lovely dining space overlooking the river. SO peaceful at night too with only the soothing sound of the river to be heard leading us all to sleep like babies.”

Steven, Japan

Booking.com - May 2019