Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset


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  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset
  • x-treme Adventure Caving in Cheddar Somerset

The Caves. Swildon's Hole:

The caves you will visit started out three hundred million years ago, as shells and skeletal remains and other sediments at the bottom of a warm and shallow sea. As the planet changed over millions of years, and earth movements covered and pushed the land up into mountains, the huge pressure and stresses formed the rock, we call limestone. Water has now carved its way over time, to produce a strange and exhilarating playground, for us lucky enough to be able explore them.


Swildon’s Hole is the longest cave on the Mendip Hills and is 9150 meters. It has a fine stream passage at the core of its system that resurges at Wookey Hole, over 3km away.


See Pete Glanvill's website www.darkanddeep.co.uk for pictures of Swildon's and other caves.


We start this trip by climbing in to the stream way and following it down waterfalls to enter some very impressive passages and chambers. This cave has some of the most impressive cave formations some of you may ever see. With long curtains, stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone that fills some of the passages up so much that some times we have to push between then. The stream can get quite big in wet whether and the waterfalls roar under the power, but this only adds to the fun! And you will get wet.


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Other caves include:


Attborough Swallet (Red Quar) Balch Cave Banwell Ochre Caves Blackmoor Swallet (Stainsby's Shaft) Bone Hole Carcass Cave Chardswell Cave Charterhouse Cave Compton Martin Ochre Mine Coral Cave Cuckoo Cleeves Five Buddles Sink Flower Pot G.B. Cave Hillier's Cave Hillwithy Cave Longwood Swallet Longwood Valley Sink Loxton Cave Loxton Quarry Cave Nettle Hole Pinetree Pot Priddy Green Sink Read's Grotto Rhino Rift Singing River Mine Star Shaft Mine Upper Flood Swallet Waterwheel Swallet West Twin Brook Adit
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