Regional studies

Limestone areas in other parts of England

Middlepeak Quarry, Wirksworth.

Elsewhere in Limestone Landscapes we have concentrated on the Carboniferous limestone region of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. In this section we take a brief look at some other regions in England, for comparison:

These pages show how some of the features characteristic of 'fluviokarst' areas in England that differ from the 'glaciokarst' of Yorkshire.

Limestone areas in other parts of the world

Murrawijinie cave system.View from inside one

If you have read about limestone karst in different regions of England, you might like to compare and contrast them with regions in other parts of the world:

  • temperate areas — Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • tropical regions — the hot, humid karst of southern China and Jamaica and the hot, arid karst of Australia

These pages will help you understand the difference between:

  • some of the karst features found in temperate regions, with examples from the former Yugoslavia
  • the processes involved in the formation of some of the karst features found in hot, humid tropical areas with examples from southern China and Jamaica
  • the processes involved in the formation of of some of the karst features found in hot, arid areas with examples from Australia