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Festival of Walking in Malham

As part of the YHA Festival of Walking Access the Dales is thrilled to be leading a social walk from the YHA in Malham.


Friday 30th September 2022

Start time: 10.15am. Meet at the YHA Malham Distance: 2.5 or 5 miles (depending which option you choose) Led by: Debbie North, founder of Access the Dales

What 3 Words for YHA Malham:

Grid reference for YHA Malham: SD901629

Explore karst limestone country at its best and the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Learn how these amazing landmark features were formed.

The route is suitable for people using a sturdy, all-terrain, possibly powered wheelchair - that is capable of travelling over rough terrain and tackling steeper sections. The walk includes a guided talk about the geology of the area.

A Mobiloo will be located at YHA Malham for the course of the day. The National Park car park also provides accessible toilets and parking. If you have any further questions about this walk then please email or contact Debbie at

This event is being supported by TGA Mobility and they are bringing 6 Scoozy mobility scooters for people to borrow. To book one of the scooters please email Debs at


There is limited parking at the YHA Malham but there is a large Yorkshire Dales National Park Car Park in Malham. Here there are accessible toilets too (RADAR)

The Boring (but essential) Bit:


Cancellation by you

If you can no longer attend then please let us know as soon as possible so we can try and give your place to someone else. Please provide notification by email to the event leader.

Cancellation by us

If we need to cancel the event we will give as much notice as possible. We do not accept any responsibility for any losses incurred should we need to cancel the event.


Participants under the age of 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

All participants take part entirely at their own risk. The organiser shall not be liable, or accept liability, for any accidents, injury, loss or damage sustained as a consequence of participation in the event.

Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the event and be prepared for all weather conditions.

Participants should notify the organisers of any medical conditions that they should be aware of.

You should also carry any medication that may be required for example asthma inhalers. Or any other medication you require.

Any participant who has any doubts about their fitness or ability to take part should consult their GP or a suitably qualified health professional before participating.

An emergency contact number will be supplied to all participants prior to the event and participants should ensure they have both this number and a phone with them during the event.

Although all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the safety of people participating in our activities, individuals do so at their own risk.

The supporting leaders are trained and assessed to guide you safely. However, customers need to accept that there are risks involved in any outdoor activity.

All participants must abide by instructions issued by leaders, including health and safety instructions. Anyone failing to abide by these instructions may be asked to leave the activity if, in the opinion of the leaders, their actions could jeopardise anyone in the group.

If anyone leaves an event before the finish, either by agreement or having been asked to, the leader or leaders’ duty of care will cease at that point.

We reserve the right to alter or cancel an activity if it is not safe to proceed. This is most likely in the event of extreme weather conditions.

We reserve the right to exclude participants if they are deemed by leaders not to be adequately prepared and equipped. Please check our recommended kit list which will state if specific equipment is advised or essential, particularly in relation to footwear and clothing. Please ensure you have enough food and drink for the type and duration of the activity.

We reserve the right to refuse participation if it is considered a person’s conduct puts either themselves or others in danger. We accept no responsibility for personal property that may be lost or damaged during the event.

We will not share contact details collected during registration with any third parties other than our event leaders and we will not use the details to contact you directly about further events. Our GDPR policy is available on request.

In the event of adverse weather conditions:

Most activities, particularly guided events, have alternative routes in the event of adverse weather. Leaders will make a decision on the day as to whether the event will proceed, or an alternative will be offered. Their decision is final.


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