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Malham is a little village in the heart of the Yorkshire dales. The nearest town would be Gargrave, though the village itself has a few pubs and shops to keep hikers happy.
The whole area is carved in stunning limestone, giving it a unique siver grey appearance that can be dazzing in the summer sun.
Most people visit the area for a walk that encompasses 3 well known feature:-
All names that give you no idea what they are really.
The Scar is a huge collapsed cave, worn away over the millennia buy the water slowly dissolving the limestone.
The Foss is actually a waterfall - apparently it's a Norwegian word for waterfall. Again, this is a dainty 15 foot high waterfall that has built up a curved path to fall over with all the lime deposits, so much so that there's a little cave behind it where "janet" used to live (allegedly).
The biggest attraction has to be the Cove though. A geological haven, a rock climber's dream, and just awe inspriring to anyone who walks to the edge an looks over. It's 300 foot tall overhanging cliff with a stram that magically appears from the bottom. The top of it is a wierd limestone pavement, theories abound as to how it was made.
These 3 features are just highlights in an amazing part of the country. The walk I took these photos on is about 4 miles round, though you have to havfe a head for heights as you have to scramble up the lower waterfall in Goredale scar to do it!
I've been going there since I was 5, and it still has a profound effect each time I see it.