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Yorkshire Dales   April 2005

 

 

Yorkshire Dales April 2005

 

Gordale and Gordale Beck April 2006

Littondale and Kilnsey Crag April 2006

Malham April 2006

Malham Cove April 2006

Malham Tarn April 2006

Ribblehead April 2006

 

 

Hardraw Force is the highest waterfall in England.  The acoustics were so good in the gorge that this was a noted place for brass band concerts

 

Blocks are loosened by undercutting and freeze thaw

 

The plunge pool and upper gorge

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There are many well marked and managed routes for walkers around Malham Cove.

 

 

 

Glaciation has exposed the limestone to form vertical scars.  The scree is less active than at the end of the ice age, and is slowly becoming vegetated.

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The character of the Dales landscape  is the result of centuries of sheep management and the limestone walls and buildings.  Routes like this are barely suitable for motor traffic in the summer visitor season

 

Many features of rapid fluvial erosion are concentrated here in a short stretch of valley - steep, V-shape sides, soil creep terracettes, slumping, and incision

 

Limestone walls are an integral part of this landscape's character, so they are to be maintained for tourism and heritage as much as the needs of farming

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Gordale, as seen walking down Hawthorns Lane (left and centre) and campers in the valley floor.

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River Ribble in Stainforth, showing the River Ribble, the railway line .. and Dry Rigg quarry in the background. The boulders in the river are instructive as to the largest flows possible in the channel.

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Pen-y-ghent from the Stainforth-Horton road ....

 

Limestone pavement at Winskill Stones in Langcliffe.

 

.... and an atmospheric detail!

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Ribblehead

   

 

Ribblehead station with an engine coming south over the Ribblehead viaduct.

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The River Doe under Twistleton Scars and the hamlet of Spring Cotes, either side of the National Parks sign on the B6255 leaving Ingleton.

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The sheep stand their ground in some unexpected late-afternoon sunshine on the flanks of Ingleborough.

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The air transport of materials to the mountain for path repair is no longer a gift from the services, but has become a highly specialised service industry.

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