|Location||Burrington Combe, Somerset, England|
|Depth||28 metres (92 ft)|
|Length||206 metres (676 ft)|
|Elevation||149 metres (489 ft)|
|Registry||Mendip Cave Registry|
A swallet, also known as a sinkhole, sink, shakehole, swallow hole or doline, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water flowing beneath.
After Goatchurch Cavern, Sidcot Swallet is probably the most popular cave on Mendip for novice parties. What it lacks in length or depth is adequately compensated for by its sporty squeezes and narrow crawls. Despite its popularity, many calcite formations still remain intact in the farthest reaches of the cave.
- "Sidcot Swallet". Mendip Cave Registry & Archive. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Witcombe, Richard (2009). Who was Aveline anyway?: Mendip's Cave Names Explained (2nd ed.). Priddy: Wessex Cave Club. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-9500433-6-4.
- Irwin, David; Knibbs, Anthony (1977). Mendip Underground: A Cavers Guide. Somerset: Mendip Publishing. ISBN 0-9536103-0-6.
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