<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Yorkshire Life today click here

12 photos that capture the true beauty of Gordale Scar

PUBLISHED: 00:00 24 May 2017

Gordale Scar by Ron Sutton

Gordale Scar by Ron Sutton

Archant

Gordale Scar stands at over 100 feet high and it’s no surprise that photographers flock to this breath-taking feat of nature,

Like its sister at Malham Cove, Gordale Scar is one of the most impressive gorges in Britain. The retreating ice sheet and meltwater eroded the edge of the cliff far back to form a giant cavern which collapsed to create a ravine.

The waterfalls are a popular subject for photographers visiting Gordale, Gordale Beck runs through the ravine and flows into Janet’s Foss, a small, but pretty waterfall which is believed to refer to a fairy queen held to inhabit a cave at the rear of the fall.

The Scar is also a place for accomplished scramblers and rock climbers, it is unsafe to scramble up the Scar if water is running through it, so it advised you use caution. From the top of Gordale you can enjoy fantastic views of Malhamdale and on a clear day, you can see Pendle Hill in the south that lies in Lancashire just twenty miles away.

Why don’t you upload your Gordale Scar photos to the reader photo gallery? We pick the best ones each month to go in the magazine.

More from Out & About

Mon, 00:00

Jo Haywood heads to Horsforth to find out

Read more
Leeds
Friday, February 16, 2018

Do you really need a reason to visit the East Yorkshire market town of Driffield? If so, Tony Greenway is here to give you not just one reason, but six...

Read more
Yorkshire Wolds
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Explore the historic village of Bishop Wilton with this walk on the edge of the Wolds.

Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

Read more
Yorkshire Wolds
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

Read more
Spring Quiz
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A 2016 survey found that British children now spend on average less time outdoors each day than prisoners. Lindsey Chapman, the Beverley-born BBC Springwatch presenter, aims to do something about that, as Ann Chadwick reports

Read more
Yorkshire Wildlife Nidderdale
Monday, February 12, 2018

Pickering is growing apace as a tourist destination but attracting visitors is really nothing new for the pretty North Yorkshire market town, says Martin Pilkington.

Read more
Pickering
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A fine market town, rich in history, has much to offer today, as Richard Darn discovers

Read more
Northallerton
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

From the coastal paths to the national parks, Britain loves walking in Yorkshire

Read more
Friday, February 2, 2018

Photographer Tom Marshall shares some top tips on how to get the perfect pictures of Yorkshire’s wildlife

Read more
Yorkshire Wildlife photography
Friday, February 2, 2018

Many people use Ilkley as a base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, these six walks all commence within a ten mile radius of the spa town, making them perfect for a day trip.

Read more
Ilkley
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory




Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Yorkshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Property Search