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Lower Traligill Flood Sink

Assynt, Traligill, Sutherland.

NGR:NC 27060 20910
WGS84:58.14316, -4.93968
Length:23 m
Vert. Range:0 m
Altitude:175 m
Geology:Limestone
Tags:Sink
Registry:main

Sink. Entrance found amongst boulders at foot of south wall of entrance arch to Lower Traligill Cave. Normally part of Traligill River flows across archway to sink here.

Diverting flow from entrance possible to squeeze down through boulders to short wet crawl where scramble up over rocks reaches low chamber with pronounced pointed roof. Daylight can be seen through hole on right. Flat out crawl over shingle to left reaches small streamway,but soon becomes too narrow to follow. To right of stream low oxbow leads back towards main passage. Straight ahead from entrance chamber 12 m of hands and knees crawling leads past squeeze entrance to oxbow on right to pronounced left hand bend and rocky eyehole. This drops into small inclined rift chamber only 40 m from Birthday Hole (often contains static sump). Doubling back upstream, tight squeeze leads to sand floored chamber where voice connection made to oxbow. To right entrance stream heard running beyond impossibly low passage.

Alternate Names: Traligill Flood Sink (Lower)

Notes: Warning - In high water conditions, the main sink overflows, flooding the normally dry valley below and completely submerging flood entrance rendering it impassible. This may happen rapidly.

Cave first entered by GSG in 1967, further extensions added 1973 and 1997.

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This entry was last updated: 2018-04-07 10:15:52

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