It occurred to me that I don’t have any photos of Yorkshire’s Malham Cove on my website. This is a strange omission, considering how many times I’ve visited the place. For this set of photos, I’ve gone back in time 9 years! This was at a time when I’d really gotten the photography bug, and I was revisiting all my favourite Yorkshire landmarks.
For those unfamiliar with this natural Yorkshire icon, Malham Cove is big cliff in the Yorkshire Dales, near the sleepy village of Malham. It rises out of the ground for no good reason and continues North, producing a spectacular limestone pavement at its top. The beck dribbles from its base, apparently coming from deep inside the giant wall of stone. The water presumably comes from the tarn, over a mile away.
The cliff is about 260ft tall. Not enormous, but tall enough to give you serious leg wobble, if you peer over the edge (which I would not advise). You can get to the cliff top by a stepped path to the side. It’s well worth the climb, as you get amazing views of Malham and its dale beyond.
It’s also a popular spot for rock climbers, who you almost always find attempting the cliff face. Yeah. Rather you than me!