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Gordale Scar. | by Nick Atkin
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Gordale Scar.

The cliff face at Gordale Scar rising into the mist. I had a near miss by some of the icicles you can see hanging from the cliff face when i went in for a closer shot of the frozen waterfalls when they fell and landed about 4ft from me.


Gordale Scar is a dramatic limestone ravine 1 mile or 1.5 km NE of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 metres high. The gorge was formed by water from melting glaciers. The stream flowing through the scar is Gordale Beck, which on leaving the gorge flows over Janet's Foss before joining with Malham Beck two miles downstream to form the River Aire. A right of way leads up the gorge, but requires some mild scrambling over tufa at the lower waterfall.

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Taken on December 4, 2010