The Lister Arms, Malham, was featured in a prime time television show last night that celebrated the nation’s favourite walks.
The pub was visited by comedian Ade Edmondson, who reminisced about his childhood memories of when his dad used to take him there at the end of a walk – with his dad buying him a pint of milk each time!
Ade was recreating his favourite walk around Malham Cove for the ITV show Britain’s Favourite Walks – as it got voted number three by the public.
With over 150,000 recognised footpaths across the country, being in the top three was a fantastic achievement for the village.
And General Manager Darren Dunn, from The Lister Arms, was delighted: “It was a big surprise to have Ade Edmondson visit us when they were filming the series and lovely to hear his story of how he visited us as a child. Of course this time, we made sure he had a great pint of Thwaites beer at the end of his walk!
“We have some of the most beautiful scenery in the country right here on our doorstep – Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove are all within easy walking distance of the pub. Malham really is a fantastic place to explore the great outdoors and we’re thrilled that has been recognised in this public vote.”
Ade Edmondson described the area as “not just picturesque, it’s soulful”. The ITV show, hosted by Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba, showed some of the spectacular sights to be seen when exploring the area, including Gordale Scar which Ade described as being like the entrance top Middle Earth.
With up to 9m people heading for the great outdoors every month, walking is one of Britain’s best loved pastimes. Over 8,000 people voted for their favourite walks last autumn through National Trust, Ordnance Survey and The Ramblers, as part of the largest survey ever conducted into the UK’s hiking habits.