Wednesday, 30 March 2005


Choosing to stop

[Gordale Scar] Distance: 8.2 miles
Ascent: 591 metres
Duration: 4 hours 18 minutes

Walk 17: Around Malham

Here's another walk I've done before. Back then we did the route by the book but this time opted to walk around Gordale Scar rather than scale the slippery waterfall.

Although the waterfall itself is smaller than others we've seen this week, the setting of Gordale Scar magnifies its impact. There's a scrambling route up this set of rocks somewhere, but from the foot it was hard to believe it would be possible to get beyond the first stage.

[Limestone Pavement above Malham Cove]

We'll be back I'm sure. Perhaps on a day when the dale's full of other walkers demonstrating how easy it is to climb. In the meantime, scampering across limestone pavement high above Malham Cove was just as impressive a finish to the walk as the depths of the Scar.

Posted by pab at 21:58 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!