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Karsts and Caves of Great Britain

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Series: Geological Conservation Review Series (Kluwer) Volume: 12

Edited By: AC Waltham, MJ Simms, AR Farrant and HS Goldie

358 pages, B/w photos & illus, maps, A4 format

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #62120 | ISBN: 0412788608
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About this book

Areas of limestone outcrop are widely distributed throughout England and Wales and this is reflected in their rich diversity of karst landscapes and cave systems. Indeed, some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Britain are karstic, and have provided geomorphologists with classic areas of study.
As well as a general description of the nature and origin of karsts and caves, this volume contains descriptions of almost 100 SSSIs from the internationally renowned glaciokarst of the Yorkshire Dales, to the karsts of the Northern Pennines, Peak District, Mendips, Wales, and other areas.



&b;1. Introduction&o;
Karst and caves
Solutional processes
Karst Geomorphology
Evolution of Caves
Research in limestone geomorphology
British karst regions
Selection of GCR Sites
&b;2. The Yorkshire Dales karst&o;
Ease Gill Cave System
Kingsdale caves
Scales Moor
Ingleborough karst
Ingleborough caves
Birkwith caves
Brants Gill catchment caves
Pikedaw Calamine Caverns
Malham Cove and Gordale Scar
High Mark
Penyghent Gill
Sleets Gill Cave
Boreham Cave
Strans Gill Pot
Birks Fell caves
Dow Cave
Black Keld catchment area
Conistone Old Pasture
&b;3. Outlying karst areas of the northern Pennines
Hutton Roof
Farleton Knott
Gait Barrows
Hale Moss caves
Short Gill cavern
Upper Dentdale caves
Stump Cross Caves
Nidderdale caves
Hell Gill
Cliff Force Cave and the Buttertubs
The Clouds
Great Asby Scar
Little Asby Scar and Potts Valley
Helbeck Scars
God's Bridge
Knock Fell Caverns
Fairy Holes
&b;4. The Peak District karst&o;
Castleton caves
Winnats Pass
Cave Dale
Bradwell Dale
Bagshaw Cavern
Stoney Middleton caves
Poole's Cavern
Lathkill Dale
Upper Lathkill Dale caves
Green Lane Pits
Masson Hill caves
Dove Dale
Manifold Valley
&b;The Mendip Hills karst&o;
Burrington Coombe
Charterhouse caves
Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar caves
Priddy caves
Wookey Hole
Brimble Pit and Cross Swallet
Sandpit Hole and Bishop's Lot
Wurt Pit and Devil's Punchbowl
Lamb Leer Cavern
Thrupe Lane Swallet
St Dunstan's Well catchment caves
&b;6. Karst in Wales&o;
Ogof Ffynnon Ddu
Little Neath River Cave
Mynydd Llangynidr
Mynydd Llangattwg caves
Ogof Draenen
Otter Hole
Llethrid valley
Minera caves
Alyn Gorge caves
&b;7. Outlying karst areas in England&o;
Slaughter Stream Cave
Buckfastleigh caves
Napps Cave
Cull-pepper's Dish
The Manger
Beachy Head Cave
Devil's Dyke
Water end swallow holes
Castle Lime Works Quarry
Devil's Punchbowl
Millington Pastures
Moston Long Flash
Rostherne Mere
&b;8. Karst in Scotland&o;
Traligill Valley
Allt nan Uamh caves
Site locations

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