Unfolding the Landscape: Malham, North Yorkshire

Author: Terry O’Connor

Price: £4.50 incl. P&P

  • ISBN: 978-1-906604-50-9
  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: PLACE


The Malham area in the Yorkshire Dales is one of our best-loved landscapes. In this booklet, the author reveals the different layers of the landscape, starting with the solid geology that forms the backbone of the area and then considering the effects of the Ice Age in sculpting the landforms. The vegetation cover and the impact of both wild animals and domesticated ones, especially sheep, are examined. The role of people is considered, including prehistoric earthworks and documentary records. The underground landscape is also described, as the many caves in the area hold their own records of human activity from prehistoric time onwards. Finally, the history of Malham Village is revealed from the earliest settlement to the modern tourist impact.