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Malham Cove  - Yorkshire

A brief description of the attraction Malham Cove  - Yorkshire

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Malham Cove

Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales is a curved Limestone Cliff, it is 260 meters high and home to some of the best Limestone Climbing in the UK not to mention some of the hardest.

On a summers day you will often be able to watch climbers all over face of Malham Cove it's amazing to watch.
Malham Cove is 1km North from the Village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. It's part of the Malham Circuit that starts at Malham goes up to the Cove then onto Malham Tarn and back down through Gordale Scar another hot spot for the hardened Yorkshire climbers. A waterfall use to flow over the Cove whilst a glacier melted above it. The steam that now flows supplied by Malham Tarn actually disappears underground. A underwater Pothole can be found at the base of the Cove and brave underwater cavers still explore the passages.
The water emerges from the base of the Cove to form Malham Beck that flows away from and into the Village.
At the top of Malham Cove is a Limestone Pavement, the pavement has been naturally made by the Glacier. The Limestone Pavement at the top of Malham was also featured in of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
Even if you don't want to do the full circuit walk the Cove and Gordale Scar are both well worth seeing on there own. Only cost will be parking depending on how busy the village is (and it gets busy in the holidays!)
Malham Cove  Malham Village

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