Caving UK Guide Books Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales Volume 2 (hardback)

Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales Volume 2 (hardback)

Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales Volume 2 (hardback)
SKU SKU165571
Weight 1.75 kg


Tony Waltham and David Lowe (eds.) ,328pp, A4, all in colour, with 141 maps and graphics, and 627 photographs

The two volumes of this new book present a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the caves and karst of the Yorkshire Dales. They form the long-awaited successor to the 1974 publication Limestones and Caves of Northwest England, but provide a much more comprehensive treatment because of the many cave discoveries in the last 40 years and the new information that is available on the underground and surface features.

The chapters, written by specialists who really know the area, include topics on limestone geology, karst geomorphology, cave development, karst hydrogeology, cave chronology, subterranean biology, bats, palaeontology and archaeology, and then of the caves and features within each individual hill or dale across the karst.

The book is essential reading for every serious caver who enjoys the caves of the Yorkshire Dales. Cave scientists, too, will appreciate this book because it is more than just a statement on the karst landscapes and the caves beneath. It brings together many aspects of the natural environment and the evolution of the Yorkshire Dales and provides insights into the landscape evolution in northern England - indeed, one chapter gives the first comprehensive review of the glacial history of the Dales. The book will therefore be of interest to professionals who otherwise might have only marginal interest in probably the finest group of caves within Britain. Uranium-series dating of stalagmites, and carbon-dating of bones mean that the caves now provide the basis for a uniquely-detailed chronological framework that extends through much of the Quaternary period.
Chapter details
17 Caves of Dentdale and Wild Boar Fell, by Roy Holmes
18. Caves of Barbondale, by Hugh St Lawrence
19. Cave systems of Ease Gill, by Paul Swire
20. Caves of Leck Fell and Ireby Fell, by Tony Waltham and Tim Allen
21. Caves of Kingsdale, by Dave Brook
22. Caves of Ingleborough, compiled by Tony Waltham and Dave Brook
White Scars and Newby Moss, by Tony Waltham and Ged Campion
The Allotment and Ribblesdale, by Dave Brook and Tony Waltham
Chapel-le-Dale and Ribblehead, by Dave Brook and Phil Murphy
23. The Gaping Gill Cave System, by Dave Brook and Tony Waltham
24. Caves of Pen-y-ghent and Fountains Fell, by Graham Proudlove and Tony Waltham
25. Caves and karst of Malham and Settle, by Phil Murphy
26. Caves of Wharfedale and Littondale, by Harry Long
27. Caves of Grassington Moor, by Dave Brook and Phil Murphy
28. Caves from Greenhow Hill to Cracoe, by Harry Long
29. Caves of Nidderdale, by Chris Fox
30. Caves of Wensleydale, by Tony Harrison and Pete Ryder
31. Caves of Swaledale, by Tony Harrison and Pete Ryder
32. Caves of the Northern Pennines, by Pete Ryder and Tony Harrison
33. Caves of the North York Moors, by John Dale and Carl Thomas

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