MALHAM & GORDALE SCAR
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Malham Cove & Gordale Scar - 13th September 2006
WALK STATISTICS
Date 13th September 2006 Description Malham Cove & Gordale Scar
Start Point Malham Village Peaks Climbed  
Total Time 3hrs 02min    
Walking Time 2hrs 06min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 56min    
Distance 4.77 miles    
Moving Average 2.3 mph    
Elevation at Start 196 metres Temperature 20°C
Total Ascent 204 metres Weather Mainly Sunny
Max Elevation 333 metres Walking With Doreen
WALK NOTES

Malham - Malham Cove - Limestone Pavement - Gordale Scar - Janets Foss - Malham

Decided on this afternoon walk after a business trip to Harrogate. The weather improved dramatically as we made our way along the limestone pavement. The most exciting moments were walking along the limestone pavement above Malham Cove, Janet Foss waterfall and of course Gordale Scar. It is certainly an awe inspiring experience. The gorge owes its origin to erosion by Ice Age meltwater. Today a small stream flows down Gordale except in dry weather when no water flows. The present stream loses some of its flow into the limestone in the gorge above the waterfalls. This water takes underground routes through caves and fissures to re-emerge out of the beck bed between the scar and the road.

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

Malham Landscape Trail (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority)
Maps Used
OL2 Explorer - Yorkshire Dales (Southern & Western Areas)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Malham Village
Path to Malham Cove
At the foot of Malham Cove
Malham Cove
Steps to top of Malham Cove
Limestone Pavement at Malham Cove
Limestone Pavement
Malham Cove
Limestone Pavement at Malham Cove
Limestone Pavement at Malham Cove
Grey Gill
Path to Gordale Scar
Gordale Beck & Gordale Scar
Path at Gordale Scar
Path at Gordale Scar
Gordale Scar
Gordale Scar
Waterfalls at Gordale Scar
Waterfalls at Gordale Scar
Waterfalls at Gordale Scar
Janet's Foss
Janet's Foss
The sun casts its rays
Mires Barn

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