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Llimestone pavement above Malham Cove has been deeply eroded by acid rain leaving clints (lumps of limestone) and grykes (the gaps in between). Grykes provide habitat for many rare or unusual plants such as hart's tongue ferns

Llimestone pavement above Malham Cove has been deeply eroded by acid rain leaving clints (lumps of limestone) and grykes (the gaps in between). Grykes provide habitat for many rare or unusual plants such as hart's tongue ferns


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Llimestone pavement above Malham Cove has been deeply eroded by acid rain leaving clints (lumps of limestone) and grykes (the gaps in between). Grykes provide habitat for many rare or unusual plants such as hart's tongue ferns

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Limestone pavement above Malham Cove
Yorkshire Dales, UK
Limestone pavement above Malham Cove has been deeply eroded by acid rain leaving clints (lumps of limestone) and grykes (the gaps in between). Grykes provide habitat for many rare or unusual plants such as hart's tongue ferns and enchanters nightshade. This 250 ft plus ancient outcrop of curved limestone cliffs in Yorkshire Dales, UK was once the location of a spectacular waterfall though today there is only a small beck or tarn flowing from the base. The area is species rich and managed as a National Nature Reserve.
Mark Boulton
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Nature's Maze - A Journey Through Time and Acid Rain

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. Step into the enchanting world of Malham Cove, where limestone pavements bear witness to centuries of erosion by relentless acid rain. This print captures the stunning view of this ancient outcrop in Yorkshire Dales, UK. As you gaze upon the curved limestone cliffs that stretch over 250 feet high, let your imagination transport you back to a time when a majestic waterfall cascaded down these very crags. Today, only a small beck or tarn trickles from the base, but fear not! The clints (lumps of limestone) and grykes (the gaps in between) provide refuge for an array of rare and unusual plants like hart's tongue ferns and enchanters nightshade. It's like stumbling upon a secret garden hidden within nature's maze. This remarkable landscape is not just visually striking; it also serves as a vital habitat for countless species. Managed as a National Nature Reserve, it stands as a testament to our commitment to preserving Earth's treasures. Soak in the beauty while pondering the delicate balance between human impact and environmental damage caused by acid rain. Join photographer Mark Boulton on this visual journey through time and space – from worn rocks shaped by carboniferous lime to fissures that shelter unique flora. Let yourself be captivated by this scenic wonderland nestled amidst Yorkshire Dales' breathtaking landscapes. Remember, every step we take towards protecting our environment ensures future generations can continue marveling

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