Frozen waterfall at Gordale

Frozen waterfall at Gordale, Malhamdale

It’s not often that I see a frozen waterfall. This one at Gordale Scar in Malhamdale would be very familiar to many Yorkshire countryside visitors in its liquid form. It’s the waterfall that emerges at the head of the gorge. I have sometimes seen intrepid hikers climbing the waterfall, impressively disappearing, moments later. I’m quite happy to observe from a dry location nearby.

I can’t quite work out why the ice has a faint turquoise appearance, as it certainly didn’t strike me at the time. It’s almost like the colour in those epic iceberg photos you see.
I half-imagined there would be a frozen hiker stuck to the top of this waterfall, just out of sight. It would serve the bloody show-off right.

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