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Cave maps of Stoney Middleton Dale
The caving systems in Stoney Middleton Dale are some of the most extensive in Derbyshire. This section contains various maps showing the various routes. Each one can be downloaded by clicking on its link. The following links will open a PDF of maps showing the caving systems of Stoney Middleton Dale Drainage of the Stoney Middleton area… Learn more
Caves of Stoney Middleton
As one leaves Stoney Middleton on the A623 there are a number of obvious entrances in the cliffs above the last houses and the Lovers Leap Garage. None are of any extent, except that one is a mined entrance and is blocked at an unfilled shaft to surface beyond which there may be extensive workings.… Learn more
Geology of Stoney Middleton
The geology of Stoney Middleton Dale and its surroundings is fascinating, and it is the geological structure that has given the area its caves. At its most basic the White Peak is a roughly shaped dome of Carboniferous Limestone surrounded by younger carboniferous rocks, shale and gritstone belonging to what is often collectively called the… Learn more
Geology of Stoney Middleton Dale leaflet
The Geology of Middleton Dale leaflet was produced by the Peak District National Park Authority. It is a very useful concise explanation about the geology of Stoney Middleton Dale, with an accompanying map of the dale, pictures and illustrations. Middleton Dale Geology Leaflet Learn more
Mines of Stoney Middleton
Lead mining has been carried out in the area for a very long time, possibly back to roman times or before. Thus the most obvious mines, http://smhccg.org/geology/mines-of-stoney-middleton/like the tall Fingal’s Cave on the Gin, may be very old indeed, for they follow what would have been the most obvious veins exposed in the cliffs. Only… Learn more
Swallets of Eyam Edge
The story of the caves of Stoney Middleton Dale is not complete without a description of swallow holes, where all the water that flows through the caves goes underground. There are several obvious swallow holes, but others keep appearing. One was found recently in the garden of a house in Eyam, and is currently being… Learn more