England’s Battery Swallet Close to Major Breakthrough?

November 18, 2011 / England, United Kingdom, Europe / By Andy Sparrow

For the last three years, members of the Mendip Caving Group have been working on an excavation at England’s Battery Swallet. The diggers are getting close now to the top of a waterfall which could signify that a major breakthrough is imminent.

Battery Swallet has the potential to be one of the longest and deepest caves of Mendip Hills. It is about 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the presumed resurgence and 243 meters (800 feet) higher. The cave has a complex geology and is not yet in the main cave bearing limestone.

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About Andy Sparrow
Caving since 1971 and a professional instructor since 1984, Andy is the author of Complete Caving Manual and twice winner of the NSS video salon. He lives in Cheddar, Somerset, UK.

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