Stoney Middleton Dale

Stoney Middleton Dale

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The cliffs on the north side of Stoney Middleton Dale contain numerous caves, ranging from short segments of phreatic tube only a few metres long up to the Carlswark Cavern/Merlin Mine system, with more than 3km of surveyed passage. The area is important since it demonstrates, better than any other area in the Peak District, a sequence of cave levels developed successively in response to stages in the lowering of the valley floor. These levels can be correlated with successive levels in other catchment areas such as Bradwell and Castleton, and dated speleothems and sediments then allow the development of an absolute time scale for the evolution of the major gorges and dry valley networks of the limestone area (Beck, 1980).

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