Yorkshire Dales

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Kilnsey Crag

Grid Reference [SD 9735 6846]. At Kilnsey Crag (Holkerian Stage) you can see the whole of the Kilnsey Limestone Member (29 metres).  This is also the type section for the Kilnsey Limestone.  The contact beneath the underlying Kilnsey Limestone-with-mudstone is also exposed at the base of the cliff.

Above the prominent overhang (about 14 metres) lies the Cove Limestone of the Malham Formation.  This is the same limestone that you will see exposed in Combs Quarry, Foredale.