travelling

Gordale Scar


This post, I’ll admit before we go too far, is sort of cheating. It’s going to be a #hometourist post but it’s something we visited back in January 2011 but never really blogged about. I did show one photo in the blog (here), but didn’t say very much.

Gordale Scar is a lovely little place near Malham Cove – it’s something I believe that can be done as part of one long walk, but the day we went to Gordale we weren’t up for a big walk and the same proved true the other weekend when we went to Malham.

We started off by parking the car in a lovely place where you got a nice view of the hills and you can see some of the limestone which is so prominent in the area:

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

It was very sunny on this particular morning, so I was a bit squinty (as were my mum and sister in the background):

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Once you start walking you begin to get great views, the closer to the Scar you get:

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Once at the Scar, you can see the stream that flows down a very tight, narrow gap:

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

The lighting in the area gives a really interesting feel to pictures. As it’s so narrow, you get a lot of shadows which play on the “walls” which surround you:

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Trev sporting handknit gloves, hat and scarf:

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

This is one of my favourite shots – taken looking back down the way we came:

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

Here’s the last photo of the day – taken as things started to cloud over… I love the muted colours of the stones and hills, contrasted with the rich blue of the stream and green of the grass.

Gordale Scar 29th Jan 2011

For my next #hometourist post, I promise to move away from rocks and hills and bring you something a little different ๐Ÿ™‚ Apologies for recycling (sort of) old content but hopefully the pictures were worth it!

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