Project Description

Malham Coves

Malham Coves, over 230ft high with gently curving cliffs made up of white limestone continues to amaze visitors and has done for centuries. Located along the Middle Craven Fault, the coves have eroded backwards from the fault line, through water and ice over many years.

The coves themselves, dating back to one and a half million years ago, were covered in huge sheets of ice, with the glaciers grounding their way over the landscape. Every time the glaciers melted, there would be huge flood which eroded the coves further.