I visited the Baatara pothole close to Tannourine in northern Lebanon on the same day as a visit to the Tannourine Cedar reserve to walk by the famous Cedars of Lebanon. From the road we walked down an unassuming path which then led down into a cave system surrounded by spectacular cliffs. The pothole was first explored and the cave systems mapped out in the 1950s; it was created through water from the nearby stream eroding the limestone caves and passages.

There was no barrier between us and the steep drops and although our guide was nimbly clambering along narrow ledges, I was careful to stay clear of the edge for fear of falling into the pothole. You can read more about my visit to the Baatara Pothole here.

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