SD9163 : Gordale Scar

taken 1 month ago, near to Malham, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Gordale Scar
Gordale Scar
Natural amphitheatre of rock formed by glacial melt waters.
Gordale Beck
Gordale Beck is a short (6Km) stream near Malham. It rises near Malham Tarn and flows south, through the impressive Gordale Scar, before joining Malham Beck south of the village of Malham to form the River Aire.
Gordale Scar :: SD9164
Gordale Scar is a dramatic limestone ravine 1.5km NE of Malham. 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 some mild scrambling over tufa at the lower waterfall.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9146 6396 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.2900N 2:7.9197W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9145 6387
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