Gordale Scar, Yorkshire *Original*
Gordale Scar, Yorkshire
Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine 1 mile northeast of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 330 feet high. The gorge could have been formed by water from melting glaciers or a cavern collapse. The stream flowing through the scar is Gordale Beck, which on leaving the gorge flows over Janet's Foss before joining Malham Beck 2 miles downstream to form the River Aire.
William Wordsworth wrote a sonnet, simply entitled Gordale, and artists James Ward and J.M.W. Turner painted famous pictures of it.