The Craven Fault

13th October — walking down from Malham Tarn by upper Gordale, one can either scramble down the perilous ravine or more calmly follow a pasture path that brings one down by ancient field systems. The interface between limestone scars with their vibrant green alkaline pasture and the sour-soiled shales is starkly seen in this photo. Observe also the strip lynchets, cultivation terracing. In the foreground see remnant Iron Age field bounding stones.

Published by markrichardswalking

An outdoor writer since my early twenties, with a passion for walking and linescape art, which quickly coalesed into the creation of practical guides exploring the remarkable landscapes and heritage of Britain.

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