Storm Desmond creates England's 'highest waterfall'

Malham Cove in North Yorkshire has temporarily become home to England’s highest waterfall, after heavy rain and flooding caused water to cascade down the famous cliff.


Published: December 7th, 2015 at 5:08 pm


The waterfall was created after Storm Desmond blasted across the UK, bringing heavy rain and high winds. Flooding caused water to surge over the edge of the white limestone cliffs, which at 230ft makes it the highest waterfall in England.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Gledhill, from Malham, said: "The waterfall drop was surveyed earlier this year by cave divers and was found to be 70.06m (230ft), making it briefly the highest single drop waterfall in England above ground."

It is thought to be the first time in several hundred years that water has flowed over Malham Cove.

Photo credit: Malham Yorkshire

Watch a video of the waterfall here


Carys MatthewsGroup Digital Editor

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