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Pharnassus (Uamh)

Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.

NGR:NG 60600 19500
WGS84:57.20353, -5.96537
Length:61 m
Vert. Range:15 m
Altitude:122 m
Geology:Limestone, Beinn An Dubhaich Granite (Skye Eastern Red Hills Centre: Phase 3) - Granite, Granophyric
Tags:Cave, SSSI

The lower end of Parnassus Cave [possibly Lower Parnassus Cave] was, dug out by Peter Ryder in 1982. Making it a through trip. A deep shake hole taking a tiny stream, no more than thirty feet of very tight rift. [Nigel Graham]

Alternate Names: Parnassus Cave, CG28, C.G. 28, Coille Gaireallach [28]

Notes: Coordinates given are identical to CG25.

Coille Gaireallach is part of the Strath SSSI. Best example of an Oak and Birch/Hazel wood developed on Durness limestone. Situated on a gentle north-facing slope, a rich limestone ground flora alternates with acid heath and flushes, with open areas and sink holes.

From coordinates plotted on aerial photograph this would appear to be near the northern edge of the granite slope, uphill to the south of the Oak and Birch/Hazel woodland beyond a drystone dyke. Geological map shows a band of granite which suggests surface run off from the granite into limestone below.

Hydrographic Feeds: Granite hillside northeast of Bein an Dubhaich

Hydrographic Resurgences: Minor feeder to Allt Strath Suardal

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