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Above Malham Cove
Yorkshire in general, and Malham Cove in particular, are quintessentially English. This series of desolate moors and curious exposed limestone plateaus, eroded over time, pull a constant stream of visitors like a magnet. These limestone ‘pavements’ are found in several locations in Yorkshire and also appear in a similar form in western Ireland. The exposed rock surface features deep vertical fissures, which can trap the unwary in good weather and are positively lethal in snowy conditions. I used my second visit to this unusual natural ...