Climb a waterfall at Gordale Scar!

One for the thrill seekers among us! You’ve heard of Malham Cove right?

Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine 1 mile northeast of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 100 metres high.

We found this place by accident. We’d actually come to take pictures of Janet’s foss just down the road but we were intrigued to where everyone was walking!

You walk through the middle of two enormous lime stone cliffs before coming to a waterfall at the end.



At this point i thought it was a dead end and we just had to turn back but then we saw people climbing the waterfall all the way to the top.

My partners face beamed, a look of horror across mine. We had probably chosen the worst weekend ever to attempt this as we’d had a lot of rain fall recently and the waterfall was gushing!

After jumping across the river and getting my feet wet i thought… what the hell!




It was actually a lot easier than expected, and exhilarating!

Despite the amount of water gushing over the rocks, they were not slippy.

You do need to watch your footing though! When we got the top we took a moment to marvel at the amazing views.





You have two choices from here really, walk back to the car or walk towards Malham Tarn.

Due to the weather we choose the route back to the car. Part of this meant walking along the road, before taking a path on your left and cutting across country.



After getting back the car we then enjoyed a gorgeous breakfast butty, putting back on all of those calories we’d just lost!

Apologies for the pictures as i took them on my phone. I wouldn’t recommend taking a camera on the climb!

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