Europe: Natural objects / Malham Cove

PHOTO: Tony Thompson 54 4'11.68" 2 9'24.34"

, Malham Cove . 1980- , 300- . .



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.