• Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

    Image ID
    FOT652446
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    9.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4533 x 3400 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    384 x 288 mm
    15.1 x 11.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Malham cove limestone waterfall scenery Yorkshire Britain England cliff cliffs stream trees climbing climbers rockface sheer high
    Description
    Standing some 80 metres high and 300 metres wide and north of the mid craven fault, Malham Cove is a curved crag of carboniferous limestone formed after the last ice age. Meltwater, particularly from Malham Tarn, cut back the cove as it fell over the edge as a waterfall. This erosion took place more actively at the lip of the fall rather than at the sides, hence the curved shape. Water (in reduced amounts afer the ice age) easily finds it way down through the many joints and fissures of the limestone and thus the saturation level never rises high enough to make Malham Cove the waterfall that it once was, although it has been reported of water flowing over the cove after heavy rainfalls in the early 19th century. The emerging stream derives from the smelt mill sinks, three-quarters of a mile north west of the Cove
    Uploader
    David Siddons
    Contributor
    David Siddons
    Date Taken
    2007-03-07
    Uploaded on
    2010-02-25
    Collection
    Sylvan 2
    Category
    Nature
    Sub Category
    Countryside
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    Dominant colour
    #404030