Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales (Volume 2)
Ch. 33: Caves of the North York Moors by John DALE and Carl THOMAS.
Separated from the Yorkshire Dales by the Vale of York, the North York Moors lie across a broad, north-facing escarpment of Jurassic rocks, and are completely different in character from their Pennine neighbours. The bulk of the Moors’ rocks are sandstones, but the Upper Jurassic succession includes two beds of oolitic limestone. These are most conspicuous where they form the Tabular Hills on the southwestern corner of the main dip-slope, and also the Hambleton Hills just to their west. These limestones contain the various caves known beneath the hill country of the North York Moors.
Date: Published online 27 Nov 2015.