Intrigued by the sign that said Gordale Scar while visiting Janet’s Foss, and hearing it was some sort of limestone ravine, we took the short walk from where our car was parked to these amazing rock formations.
The cliffs which are over 100 meters high, house two waterfalls, with a few mini ones breaking away and slipping through the boulders. It’s an impressive sight, and a pretty walk back to it as well. The stream that flows through Gordale Scar flows over Janet’s Foss and carries to the River Aire.
We insisted on a little climb to get as close as we could to the waterfalls but it was a bit difficult and slippery, so take care if you want to get close. After struggling around the water and slipping several times on rocks, we then watched an older man scale the entire cliff side up the waterfalls in about five minutes, putting our climbing skills to shame. Best get practising!
The whole area around Malham is a gold mine of hikes, limestone rock formations, streams and waterfalls. Visit Malham Cove or Janet’s Foss nearby. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend some time outdoors you could easily go and camp or stay at one of the bed and breakfasts or holiday lets in the area. It’s so beautiful to explore you’ll want to stay for longer, guaranteed.