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Alas, I have searched in vain for photos of the netball match..! Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock. This trail draws on information from the following sources: Rita Gardner and Andrew Goudie's Discovering Landscape in England & Wales (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1985), Tony Waltham's Yorkshire Dales: Landscape & Geology (Crowood Press, 2008), The Yorkshire Dales National Park website and Visitor Centre, "I won't know for sure if Malhamdale is the finest place there is until I have died and seen heaven (assuming they let me at least have a glance), but until that day comes, it will certainly do."
You can use this route to complete the circuit from Malham back to Malham Tarn. The well maintained footpath alongside Malham Beck towards the cove forms part of the Pennine Way, a 268 mile national walking trail along the backbone of northern England. Seen this walk on 100 best walks and it was billed as the 3rd best, some spectacular views from Janet's foss to Gordale Scar and Malham Cove.I would say this was an easy to moderate walk and suitable for families to do .The down size is for experienced walkers it is a bit of a … On the map, near the foot of the tarn, is marked ‘water sinks’, where the outflow from the tarn vanishes beneath the moorland. Lovely post! Once upon a time, some 10 or 12,000 years ago, a torrential waterfall of glacial meltwater cascaded over the cliff as ice retreated at the end of the last Ice Age. As the ice sheet melted and retreated further it created gushing streams, which rushed down these young valleys, cutting them down deeper into the rock. It was very busy but didn’t feel overcrowded. Not an ideal landscape to pitch a tent in, but who am I to argue with Hollywood blockbusters – or wizards, for that matter? A large limestone pavement is above the cove. Fabulous shots. Was it worth it? Malham Cove is a concave cliff face some 260 feet (80 metres) high.
Today, the sheer rock face of Malham Cove challenges climbers and also protects a pair of nesting peregrine falcons which can be viewed during the summer months diving and wheeling alongside the house martins and jackdaws that also call the Cove home. By the last building pass through the hand-gate way on the right to follow the well-made and well used footpath, part of the Pennine Way, to Malham Cove. ///lands.incorrect.nosedive They are shot through with a series of faults, or fractures in the Earth’s crust. This means a waterfall created it, but there is no water here today. As if that’s not enough, tiny coloured specks moving slowly across the cliff face turn out, on closer inspection, to be climbers. Hi Mike, Love that second picture. Definitely worth a visit. Be careful going over the Grykes, they are just waiting for, We are not hardy walkers but managed a 6 mile circular of Malham cove. Amongst other things, it is famed for its limestone topography. We’ll have to come up with an indefinite itinerary for you! Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock. Wonderful to see it taking up more of the view as you near it. In fact, this area of the Yorkshire Dales is known as ‘limestone country’ because this pale-coloured rock dominates the landscape. It is often described as a natural amphitheatre – inaccurately, in my view, but it is no less dramatic for that.