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Malhamdale

Malham Cove, a 70 metre high cliff of limestone Malham Cove

Along with Ribblesdale, these two dales boast some of the National Park’s most amazing limestone scenery.

The spectacular natural limestone amphitheatre Malham Cove has attracted peregrine falcons which now call it home each summer.

Nearby is Gordale Scar, a towering limestone gorge and the inspiration for many artists and writers, enchanting Janet’s Foss waterfall, and the nature reserve of Malham Tarn.

Further south lie the villages of Kirkby Malham and Airton, and below this the valley becomes wider, due to glacial influence and the Craven Faults, becoming known as Airedale.

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