Gordale is a limestone gorge about 1 mile away from Malham. With sides over 100m tall it is a dramatic sight. Walking up the gorge requires a short scramble of about 10 metres up the waterfall, which is not advisable in winter but perfectly possible for competent walkers in the summer months.
A circular walk is possible from Malham via Janet's Foss, a pretty waterfall further downstream from Gordale, then through Gordale itself before heading over to the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove. From there you can descend the steps down Malham cove and back into Malham.