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Chasing Pavements

By Philip_H
Malham Cove - a natural limestone formation near Malham, North Yorkshire, England.

A well-known beauty spot, it comprises a huge, curved limestone cliff at the head of a valley, with a fine area of limestone pavement at the top. To the left-hand side of the 80-metre high cliff face are about four-hundred irregular stone steps: these lead to an uneven limestone pavement which slopes gently down from nearby Malham Tarn.

The valley was formed at the end of the last ice age when the ground was frozen. The frozen ground meant that meltwater from the melting ice sheet formed a large river flowing over the surface, eroding the valley that we see today. The water from this river flowed over Malham Cove to form a huge waterfall. When the climate warmed around 12,000 years ago the ground thawed and the river in the valley disappeared underground leaving the valley dry as we see it today.

The cove, along with nearby Gordale Scar, was featured in an episode of the BBC TV series Seven Natural Wonders as one of the natural wonders of Yorkshire.

The cove was also featured in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) as one of the places Hermione and Harry travel to.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Yew Pike'.

Best wishes,

Tags: North yorkshire England Malham Harry potter Malham cove Landscape and travel Beauty spot Limestone formation Natural wonder Old waterfall Limestone pavment Limestone cliff

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
21 Jan 2013 12:43PM
A favourite walking place of my late mother and father, Philip, good captures, with V.1 getting my vote. Carol

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21 Jan 2013 12:46PM
looking good in all 4 versions
The mono just makes the vote from me today
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 12:50PM
V1 and V2 for me today - it is a shame to not to show the lush green of the grass.
Beautiful landscapes.
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 12:50PM
Malham; one of my favourite destinations. As a schoolboy we would spend hours climbing the crags and messing about in the tarn. Thank you fore lighting those memories Phillip with this wonderful set.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
21 Jan 2013 12:59PM
Looks like a great place to explore- I like them all but can imagine riding horeseback (or centaur back) through v2 Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jan 2013 1:02PM
Love this limestone pavement part of the land with so many photo opportunities as you have shown here.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
21 Jan 2013 1:31PM
Very good versions, Philip, v4 puts the emphasis on the wonderful textures.

EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
21 Jan 2013 1:32PM
Wonderful scenery with V1 & V2 being my favourites. It's the lovely colours as well as the details in these two, I think.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Jan 2013 3:29PM

Quote:Wonderful scenery with V1 & V2 being my favourites. It's the lovely colours as well as the details in these two, I think.


I agree to this comment.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 3:55PM
V2 is my fave, love the colours...and the sheepGrin
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
21 Jan 2013 4:24PM
I think I like the mono best here, of course that may not come as much of a surprise.

Best Matt
21 Jan 2013 4:47PM
I think V1 is my favourite,
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 5:26PM
Super sequence, Phillip, luv v1, 2 & 3, not sure of the black and white, i feel it does not do justice to the wonderful scenery.
Nice work and well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
21 Jan 2013 5:50PM
It is a wonderful and fasinating place to to visit but not on a cold day like it is at the moment. Nice natural detail and I like the angle you have used to take it.

xwang Plus
8 56 8
21 Jan 2013 8:12PM
Beautiful set, I prefer colour.. V3's colour is interesting...looks like coloured in old photo..
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Jan 2013 10:19PM
Looks a place to explore and take a picnic and a camera!
22 Jan 2013 12:19AM
Very hard to choose between 1 + 2, so it will just have to be both. A beautiful place well captured and portrayed.
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
22 Jan 2013 10:39AM
Lovely set; my favourite is V2
22 Jan 2013 11:00AM
The limestone landscape is similar to parts of the Purbecks, only we don't have many of those lovely dry stone walls.

22 Jan 2013 1:37PM
I've been here many years ago and was in awe of the place and your images certainly do it justice
Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Jan 2013 8:07PM
A very interesting feature, reminds me a bit of the Devils causeway and the two Giants, like V1.2.3. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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