Sundown On Malham Moor
Malham Moor and the surrounding area is wonderfully rich in natural history. This wealth stems from the climate and the geology – the limestone laid down beneath ancient seas and capped by sandstone deposits, raised up, fractured by fault lines and scoured by glaciers to form the watershed of our modern rivers. In the ice ages glacial melt wore deep valleys now often left dry as the hydrology seeks underground ways. The relic gritstone caps shape the profile of the highest hills, manifesting in craggy edges as well as in erratic boulders abandoned by the retreating ice.