In Swe­den we pro­bably think first of Got­land when anyo­ne men­tions limesto­ne stacks.

The­re, the waves from the Bal­tic Sea ero­de the limesto­ne, lea­ving har­der islands of limesto­ne stan­ding like columns along the sho­re­li­ne. But limesto­ne sho­re­li­nes were also ero­ded by anci­ent seas.

The eas­tern part of Munkäng­ar­na natu­re reser­ve forms a red limesto­ne cleft, a distin­ct step in the limesto­ne that runs all the way around Kin­ne­kul­le. After the last ice age, more than 10,000 years ago, the sea reached as high as this limesto­ne lay­er and the waves gou­ged out the limesto­ne to form stack-like sha­pes on the slo­pes. This is how Mörkeklev cave was for­med, as well as the stack cal­led Pre­dik­sto­len (the Pul­pit) abo­ve the cave.

Hit­ta Hit

The Mörkeklev cave is loca­ted in the Munkäng­ar­na natu­re reser­ve.