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Barry King's Carleswark Cavern Photographs


When Barry King, Morley Forrester and companions started working in Carleswark Cavern in 1958, it was about 2,000' long. They knew that this important resurgence had considerable potential, with its swallets, notably Waterfall Swallet, being some 1½ miles to the north-east and 300' higher. They pushed hard in Carleswark for two years, and succeeded in doubling the length of the cave. The accounts of their explorations can be found in Barry King's caving log. Many of the photographs below were taken shortly after the discovery of the Stalactite Passage area, and show formations now destroyed.

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