Malham, a village near Skipton in Yorkshire, is my favourite place in the world.
A fine afternoon's walk would take the intrepid explorer anticlockwise in a large circle starting from the village and taking in the varied sights of Janet's Foss waterfall in Gordale, then climbing up the waterfalls (!) at Gordale Scar before advancing upwards to New Close, across Malham Lings to Great Close Scar and Malham Tarn, before returning via The Dry Valley, Ewe Moor and the stunning Malham Cove, then finally climbing down the stone steps to Malham Beck and following the path back to the village.
I'd been here many times in my
childhood, and later in my youth as
soon as I could drive here with friends; these times made some
idyllic summer memories.
While working around Yorkshire, I would often come and camp here as a place of
'home'. I've since been here on many photographic missions, but it wasn't until
autumn 2003 that I discovered
Gordale, returning in
October 2005. In
Justine and Duncan to accompany me
back up Gordale Scar.
© copyright Malcolm Smith 2005-12-23 - last updated 2007-08-25