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Uplands | Malham

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The geology of the Yorkshire Dales is one of sedimentary rocks which appear on the surface as 'limestone pavement'. The rocks were created under seas and buried by deposits which themselves formed rocks. Since then the area has been lifted above sea level and the overlying rocks worn away by natural processes. The quarrying industry in the Dales dates back hundreds of years. Stone from small local pits was used to create the distinctive Dales landscape of dry-stone walls, field barns, farmsteads and villages.


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The British Isles has a mountainous north. There are more than 277 peaks above 3,000 feet and they are amazing places to see nature in the round.


Hands On Nature activities

Our uplands offer wonderful opportunities for wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Hands on Nature team? From deer watching to pine tree dating.


Malham - Visitor Guide

Address:Malham National Park Centre, Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Postcode: BD23 4DA
Telephone:01729 830363
Fax:01729 830673
Key attractions: Wildlife watching wading birds, butterflies, amphibian life, freshwater fish. Visitor centre in Malham. If you want to explore limestone country, it extends across the Yorkshire Dales and into Lancashire. Best season: Year round but May-July is best for watching the Peregrine Falcons with RSPB telescopes near Malham Cove.
Essential kit:Waterproof clothing and footwear, binoculars.
Nature watching:Best season: late spring, early summer.
Access:Limited wheelchair access
Opening times:All year round.
Charges: Free access to Malham Cove. Ample pay car parking in Malham.
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