Rural land resources
Large caverns can form underground in carboniferous limestone landscapes. They form when chemical solution is more active. They can be enlarged by erosion from rocks and stones carried by underground streams and waterfalls.
Inside the cave are a number of distinctive features, which have formed over hundreds of years. They are all the result of water permeating the rock and dissolving the limestone.
How the weathering of limestone rock has shaped areas of the Yorkshire Dales
Watch the following clips for more on upland limestone:
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