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Gordale Scar

Dramatic overhanging limestone cliffs form the spectacular ravine of Gordale Scar close to the village of Malham in North Yorkshire.

Created during the last ice age by water from the melting glaciers, Gordale Scar is along the line of the 35km (22mile) Craven Fault. It is believed at one time to have been huge cavern, the roof of which collapsed creating cliffs of over 100 metres high and formed the waterfall over which Gordale Beck flows.

A good footpath leads the along the road from Malham into Gordale Scar, the public right of way then leads up the gorge where some mild scrambling over tufa formed by the calcium carbonate rich water at the lower waterfall can be followed to Malham Tarn.

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