The Caves of Gower, by Bernard Morris and Harold Grenfell

The Caves of Gower, by Bernard Morris and Harold Grenfell
The Caves of Gower, by Bernard Morris and Harold Grenfell

Booklet published by the Gower Society in 2006, 28 pages. A5 size booklet (N5344)

This booklet provides a fascinating account of the many caves that litter the Gower peninsula coastline, and which include Bob's Cave, Bacon Hole, Minchin Hole, Leather's Hole, Cathole, Porteynon Point Cave, Culver Hole, Longhole, Paviland Cave, Worm's head Cave, and Spritsail Tor Cave.

From the introduction: Much of the Gower peninsula is composed of carboniferous limestone. This is a hard grey rock but despite its hardness it can be dissolved by water which seeps between the fissures and bedding planes of the stone, o that over many thousands of years sufficient rock is dissolved to leave the cavities, passages and caves for which limestone country is noted. During the long period since they were formed most of the caves have become partly filled with debris fallen from their roofs and walls, with soil, sand and dust washed or blown in and with hard layers of stalagmite. Excavations in such deposits during the last two hundred years have recovered the bones of animals belonging to species now extinct or no longer found in Britain. Three caves in the Pennard cliffs alone contained the remains of Straight-tusked Elephant, Soft-nosed Rhinoceros, Hippo­potamus, Mammoth, Bison, Reindeer, Cave Bear, Wolf, Hyaena and Lion.

Today, these caves look out over the waters of the Bristol Channel. They are above high water level but must be approached down steep cliff paths or over unstable scree, with a moderate amount of scrambling required....

The condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover
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