Upland Limestone
shake hole

A shakehole is a depression in the limestone landscape. In some limestone areas there is a covering of boulder clay about two or three metres thick. Shakeholes are formed where surface water washes the boulder clay down into cracks or fissures in the limestone under the boulder clay. They are usually found in groups. Cavers have to dig the boulder clay out to see if there is a pothole of any size underneath.
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