Storm Desmond briefly created a new record-breaking waterfall as it sent torrents cascading over a famous landmark for the first time in centuries.

Malham Cove.

Malham Cove. Image by alogreen / CC BY 2.0

Malham Cove, a limestone formation in the Yorkshire Dales, is usually dry as water flows through cracks and gullies to its foot well before the cliff edge and a drop of around 260ft.

But Alan Hulme, Yorkshire Dales National Park’s head of ranger services, said the water systems were so full from the rain that it flowed along what has been known as Dry Valley and over the top of the cove. Most of the village turned out to see the “amazing” spectacle, Mr Hulme said.


(Press Association)