Gordale Scar

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Gordale Scar Feb 21, 2017
Gordale Scar is an enormous limestone gorge not far from the village of Malham in the south Yorkshire Dales. The gorge is about 400 feet (150m) deep and is believed by scientists to be the remains of a huge underground cavern whose roof collapsed at the time of the last ice age. Gordale Beck flows down the gorge and it’s possible to climb up the waterfall and eventually emerge onto Malham Moor and then to Malham Tarn – however, it looks extremely slippery and great care should be taken should you decide to attempt this – definitely ‘at your own risk’ !

The artist Turner painted Gordale Scar around 1816 – this painting is in the Turner collection at the Tate Britain museum in London.

Directions: You can get to Gordale Scar by way of a circular walk from Malham village via Janet’s Foss and returning via Malham Cove (see separate tips)
Gordale Scar
Gordale Scar
Gordale Scar
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