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Gordale Scar

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Gordale Scar

Gordale Scar is a tufa at the lower waterfall.

Notable visitors

William Wordsworth wrote in the sonnet Gordale, "let thy feet repair to Gordale chasm, terrific as the lair where the young lions couch".[2]

James Ward created a large and imaginative painting [2] of it that can be seen in Tate Britain.

J. M. W. Turner also painted a picture of it in 1816, also to be seen in Tate Britain.[3]

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  1. ^ Bagshaw, Mike; Mills, Caroline (2010). Alastair Sawday's Slow North Yorkshire: Moors, Dales & Coast, Including York. Alastair Sawday Publishing Co. Ltd. p. 39.  
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  3. ^ Turner, Joseph Mallord William. "Gordale Scar". Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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