The Caves Sidcot Swallet:
This cave starts with a narrow descending passage that leads to 'The Tie Press', a squeeze into the large 'Boulder Chamber'. From here a crawl at the back of the chamber takes the caver into the 'Water Chamber'. The chamber has nice formations of stalactite and stalagmite flowstone, and an impossible looking 6 meter hole in the floor called the 'Lobster Pot'.
A squeeze down the hole takes us to a crawl in to 'Paradise Chamber'. The climb back out of the Lobster Pot can be very difficult, so bring your sleeping bag. The cave was discovered in 1925, by Sidcot School Spelaeological Society, the famous Quaker school in Somerset.
Sidcot Swallet (grid reference ST47545828) is a cave near Burrington Combe, in the carboniferous limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.
A swallet, also known as a sinkhole, sink, shakehole, swallow hole or doline, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water flowing beneath the water-table at considerable depth.
Sidcot Swallet is named after the Sidcot School Speleological Society who explored it in 1925.
Other caves include:
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