Goredale Scar

A great limestone gorge near Malham some 400 feet deep, Gordale Scar is believed to be the remains of a huge underground cavern whose roof collapsed around the time of the last ice age.

Gordale Beck cascades down the gorge in three separate waterfalls. A short scramble takes visitors up the smooth limestone deposits at the lower waterfalls into the top section of the gorge, where a route leads out in to the upper part of Gordale and on towards Malham Tarn.

 

Grid Reference: 916 641

 

 

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