Sunday, 1st July 2012
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Our walk starts beside St Michael's Church in Kirkby Malham
Time to put on the waterproofs as we make our way to . . .
Elevenses is taken in the shelter of the wall . . .
just below Weets Cross.
A misty vista as we look towards Malham
Approaching Gordale Scar . . .
the waterfalls are quite impressive . . .
but it's difficult to fully appreciate the higher waterfall
Taking the alternative path we have good views into the Scar . . .
and across the valley
A sheep takes great interest as we eat lunch
Heading down to Malham Tarn . . .
where there are a number of 'walled trees'
The group discusses the strong waves on the tarn
Heading along a very watery Pennine Way . . .
which becomes very rocky . . .
before joining the queue to descend into Watlowes
The limestone pavement above Malham Cove . . .
houses a large array . . .
of ferns . . .
in the grikes
Descending the steps to . . .
Malham Cove, some 80 metres high and 300 metres
The emerging stream derives from the smelt mill
The group enjoys watching . . .
a rock climber on the first level . . .
as he makes his way up the face of the rock
On the higher level and to the right . . .
another rock climber develops his skills
Malham Beck is quite full . . .
as we make our way past the grassy islands . . .
to cross the clapper bridge
A more distant view of the Cove
We are being watched!
The old leat feeding Scalegill Mill . . .
has its own overflow system
The mill was riginally a cornmill and then from later in the 18thC, a cotton mill.
The present building dates from 1794 and is now holiday flats and cottages.
Arriving back at the church