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Gordale Scar
Yorkshire Dales - Malham, Yorkshire, England
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Gordale Scar is a deep ravine where Gordale Beck tumbles down over a series of waterfalls to the valley floor below. This is a dramatic place, commemorated in poem by Wordsworth and on canvas by JMW Turner. The approach to the Scar is as dramatic as the ravine itself; the cliffs close in gradually, rising up higher on either side as you walk further up the valley. By the time you reach the lower falls the cliffs overhang to create a canopy, and seem to blot out the sun. It is incredibly scenic and more than a bit dramatic. This view shows the path approaching the Scar, just as the cliffs start to narrow.

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