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Malham Cove Waterfall 

On Sunday the 6th of December 2015 for the first time in living history Malham Cove became the highest single drop waterfall in the UK. For #OneDayOnly

Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock.

The vertical face of the cliff is about 260 feet high. The top of the cove is a large area of deeply eroded limestone pavement, of a strange pattern rarely seen in England. The majesty of Malham Cove looks out over the Village of Malham and has been attracting visitors for centuries. 

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales, Photo copyright  Kev Lockwood

Photo Kev Lockwood

Some great video footage of the waterfall over Malham Cove taken on Sunday the 6th December 2015 by Stuart Gledhill, Malham. "Unprecedentd amounts of rain created this unique phenomenom this morning. Talking to 2 neighbours who are both around 80 and have both lived in Malhamdale all their lives, they have never seen this happen before, and some suggestions are that it could be nearly 200 years since it was last recorded."

Video Stuart Gledhill

Malhamdale four waterfalls, Gordale Scar, Janets Foss, Comb Scar, Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales, Photo copyright  Matt Jackson

Photo Matt Jackson

Malham Cove Waterfall Aerial Shot, Yorkshire Dales, Photo copyright  Jayne Peckover

Photo Jayne Peckover

Location: Malham Cove gr 897642 OS Map: 98, From the middle of Malham village walk up Cove Road (keep left walking up the village) for approximately 300 yards and the Cove will come into view.

Size: approximately 80 metres high and 300 metres wide (a 260 foot high by 984 foot long curved crag).

  • Steve Coogan at Malham Cove from the BBC The Trip
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  • More photos from Kev Lockwood Photography, available on the Kev Lockwood Photography website.


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