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Waterfall Swallet video (Middleton Dale in the Peaks)

I’ve just posted a short video of Waterfall Swallet near Middleton Dale in the Peak District for the new book Rock Trails Peak District. A stream falls over 10 metres into a large hollow on the boundary of Carboniferous Limestone and Millstone Grit. As rainwater passes onto the limestone it finds a way underground at this swallet. It’s a secluded spot and although the feature is extraordinary, it’s not easy to show in photos, so I made a quick video when I was there last.


The clip shows a dry summer day at Waterfall Swallet (the waterfall is difficult to see) and then sweeps round to follow the trickle of a stream into the sink hole. A fantastic natural sight, concealed by trees and vegetation. Location: UK grid reference SK 199 771. See Rock Trails Peak District, page 72.

1 Response to “Waterfall Swallet video (Middleton Dale in the Peaks)”


  1. 1 Brenda Middleton Jun 17th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    This video was taken without permission on private land. The waterfall is not open to anyone but the owners

    Please inform your readers

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