SD8963 : View to Malham

taken 4 years ago, near to Malham, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

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View to Malham
View to Malham
National Trust path linking the cove to the village. Cawden Hill to the left (reef mound).
National Trust

A National Trust is an organization dedicated to preserving the cultural or environmental treasures of a particular geographic region. They generally operate as private non-profit organizations, although some receive considerable support from their national government. The first such organization was the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, which is the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, formed in 1895 and operating as a charitable organisation.

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Malham Beck :: SD9063

Malham Beck is a short stream (2km long), running southwards through the valley beneath Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales. It originates in an underground cave beneath Malham Cove, and flows through Malham before joining Gordale Beck to become the River Aire just south of the village.

Malham :: SD9062

Malham is a small village in Upper Airedale (Malhamdale).
The village is one of the most visited villages in the country and the local economy is based upon tourism.
The village has two pubs, a post office and cafe.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

The Craven Cracoean Reef Belt :: SD9860

The Craven Cracoean Reef Belt (CCRB) is an area of geology from Settle to Burnsall in North Yorkshire related to a Lower Carboniferous (Visean - Brigantian) apron reef situated on the southern limit of the Askrigg Block. A series of rounded hills mark the location of flank and mound carbonate deposits that separate 'shallow' shelf deposits north of the Mid Craven fault from 'deeper' deposits of the Craven Basin to the south.

With the development of a barrier like apron reef along the hanging wall of the Mid-Craven Fault; the ramp deposits of the Kinsley Formation (thickly bedded muddy carbonates affected by tides and storms SD6975 : Carboniferous Coral) gave way to back-reef deposits (thinly bedded pure carbonates) of the Cove and Gordale Formations.

The mounds themselves are mostly massive limestone with some areas containing crinoidal deposits, sponges, corals, brachiopods and stromatolites. The earliest reefal structures are small mudmounds, as movement along the Craven Faults progressed the mounds grew into the larger structures visible today. Swinden Quarry is a great example of a core and flank reef that has been dissected by quarrying.

Also worth seeing is the exposure at Loup Scar SE0361 : Loup Scar (5). Flank limestones has been channelised, infilled and rotated by fault movement. This shows the dynamic active environment that these rocks were deposited. See 'Mississippian reef development in the Cracoe Limestone Formation of the southern Askrigg Block, North Yorkshire, UK' by Waters et al., 2017 for more details.

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Date Taken
Monday, 9 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Paths 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8981 6332 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:3.9431N 2:9.4313W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8971 6341
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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