Gordale Scar

Very busy yet beautiful place, so much so that the single track roads that are not for the feint of heart were rammed to bursting, there was even a hot-dog van that was parked there! If you are going to come here I recommend picking a day that isnt school half term and go first thing in the morning! unless you are doing the walking waterfall route!

Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 metres high. The gorge could have been formed by water from melting glaciers or a cavern collapse. The stream flowing through the scar is Gordale Beck, which on leaving the gorge flows over Janet’s Foss before joining Malham Beck two miles downstream to form the River Aire.A right of way leads up the gorge, but requires climbing approximately 10 feet of tufa at the lower waterfall.

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