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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Malham Cove









Whilst in Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago I visited Malham Cove. It attracts many tourists but it was a miserable afternoon so was fairly quiet. Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation with a large, curved limestone cliff












A popular place with rock climbers.

Originally a large waterfall cascaded over the cliff from a melting glacier above. This dried up about 12,000 years ago. Below the cliff now is a small stream which emerges from a cave below the cliff.









Walking to the top of the cliff you see some wonderful views.





On the top of the cliff is this amazing limestone pavement.










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26 comments:

  1. That limestone is really amazing. I'd love to see it in person. :-)

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  2. The cliff face is immense and dwarfs the climbers. So much for nature abhorring straight lines, with quite a number seen in the limestone.

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  3. Glaciers have done such marvelous carvings on our Earth.

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  4. What an interesting place.. The top made me think of what I call Turtle Rocks at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas...

    Think I'll leave the rock climbing to others!!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. A giant's highway in limestone


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  6. Thats were the water ran then. Looks smoother than the roads round Oxfordshire and you think I'm kidding. Great view from there.

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  7. Beautiful images of the cove. I have seen simular limestones along the coast of Ireland last year at the Barrens, had never seen that before.

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  8. I'm thinking you must be in very impressive physical shape! Wonderful photos, and as always, fascinating information. P.S. Let me know when the time is a bit closer to your upcoming trip. Perhaps, we can get together for a walk.

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  9. What an interesting rock formation. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  10. It does look like an awesome cliff for the rock climbers. It is neat that the water comes from a cave underneath. Beautiful scenic views and images. Have a happy week ahead!

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  11. Gorgeous vista ~ lovely!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  12. Hah! Those rock climbers are fun to photograph and watch.

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  13. Wow! Great scenery and the cliffs are fantastic. I like the contrast with the photo of the little stream at the base.

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  14. Amazing limestone formations!

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  15. I've never heard of it before ..... quite spectacular.

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  16. That is an amazing landform. The cliffs and the pavement. I think I've seen pics of the pavement before .

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  17. Beautiful shots of the place. Interesting formations there.

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  18. So much more of the glorious UK that I need to visit, thanks once again for sharing your experiences and lovely photos.

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  19. Went on a school trip donkey years ago on a cold dreary day and recall being unimpressed.

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  20. That one rock climber is just 'hanging' there like he is contemplating what colour to paint his garden shed! Brilliant shot. And the overall view of those climbers had me gulping a little bit.

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  21. Spectacular shots. And, I am amazed at that limestone.

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  22. What a great place - its been a while since I have seen it in the stone (so to speak) - last time I was there it was snowing!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. The limestone cliff and pavement are amazing. No wonder tourists frequent the area.

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  24. Interesting that the cliff was once a waterfall. The pattern of fissures at the top is fascinating.

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