Gordale Scar is a narrow limestone ravine with overhanging walls stretching to over 100 m (328 ft) in height, near Malham in North Yorkshire.
A right of way leading from the road up through the gorge provides good access, although some mild scrambling is required. Ambitious walkers can continue following this path onwards to Malham Moor and Malham Tarn. Within the gorge itself, there is a pretty waterfall, which can be reduced to a trickle after a period of dry weather; however, it is possible after all but the heaviest rainfall to climb to the left hand side of the waterfall to view some of the most dramatic limestone scenery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
For climbers, there are over 200 traditional and sport climbs. There is also a campsite nearby.