Conistone Dib
Conistone Dib limestone gorge

Conistone Dib is a dry gorge just north of the hamlet of Conistone in Wharfedale. It was formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. The melting ice forced its way through the weak point in the limestone rock, shown in the image, and created a wide gorge, which then became much narrower about half a mile south of this point to form Gurling Trough. Eventually the water drained through the porous limestone to run underground, leaving the gorge dry.

Location: Yorkshire

Conistone Dib limestone gorge

Conistone Dib is a dry gorge just north of the hamlet of Conistone in Wharfedale. It was formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. The melting ice forced its way through the weak point in the limestone rock, shown in the image, and created a wide gorge, which then became much narrower about half a mile south of this point to form Gurling Trough. Eventually the water drained through the porous limestone to run underground, leaving the gorge dry.

Location: Yorkshire