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2021 SSSI Monitoring

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Stoney Middleton Dale

stoney middleton sssi imageThe 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).

Subcategories:
folder0Carlswark Cavern
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Files: 4
doc0Bossen Hole
doc1Cucklet Church
doc2Delph Hole
doc3Eyam Dale House Cave
doc4Hole in the Wall
doc5Hungerhill Swallet
doc6Ivy Green & Keyhole Caves
doc7Lay-by Pot
doc8Nickergrove Mine
doc9Streaks Pot
doc10Waterfall Hole & Crock Pot