Storm Desmond hits Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 20:18 30 April 2016

Malham Cove waterfall

Malham Cove waterfall

Storm Desmond hit Yorkshire on the weekend of 5th December 2015 and even temporarily turned Malham Cove into a waterfall. Here are some of the videos and images from social media.

Hundreds of people gathered at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to watch something that has not happened in living memory. A section of the famous landmark was transformed into a waterfall as thousands of gallons of water poured over the top and cascaded down the rock face.

Alan Hulme, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s head of ranger services, said: ‘I have lived here for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this before. It was an amazing sight. Some people are saying there hasn’t been a waterfall over the top since the 1700s, which shows how rare a thing it is.’

The water flowed from Malham Tarn down Watlowes, which is known locally as Dry Valley, before pouring over the limestone pavement on the top of the Cove.


Some more pictures of the area above Malham Cove, known locally as 'dry valley'. Note the other temporary waterfall at...

Posted by Yorkshire Dales National Park on Monday, 7 December 2015


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