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Goredale Scar, North YorkshireIn Depth Location Guide
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Goredale Scar sits on the edge of the 15 million year old Craven Fault which passes from Cumbria along the bottom and eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Many classic photographic locations sit on this fault such as Giggleswick, Attermire, Keld Head and Twistleton Scars, Thornton Force, Malham Cove and onto Linton Falls and Trollers Gill.
Like Malham Cove, Goredale Scar was (supposedly) created when an ice dam failed north of Malham Tarn and unleashed a maelstrom of water, carving the cove at Malham and creating a huge underground whirlpool at Goredale which subsequently collapsed, forming the open amphitheatre which has the waterfall at one end and the opening of the gorge at the other.