CG25 East Gully Upper Through Cave East Gulley Stream Sink CG30 CG21 CG23 Lower Parnassus Cave West Gulley Upper Through Cave West Gulley Upper Through Cave [entrance] West Gulley Upper Through Cave [lower entrance] West Gulley Lower Through Cave [sink] West Gulley Lower Through Cave [resurgence] Shelf (Uamh an t-) hole to daylight Shelf (Uamh an t-) Slaodach (Uamh) CG33 CG39 CG35 CG13 CG14 CG15 Briste (Uamh) West Resurgence East Resurgence Tiny Pot Iarann, Uamh an t- CG31 Cos Mointeachail (Uamh an) Angel's Cave Sheep's Head Resurgence CG38 Sheep's Head Cave CG12 CG11 Crioch, Uamh CG43 Sill (Uamh an t-) Coile (Uamh) CG7 CG10 Ceann a' Choile (Poll) Wood Top Resurgence Cave
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Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.
|NGR:||NG 60600 19500|
|Vert. Range:||15 m|
|Geology:||Limestone, Beinn An Dubhaich Granite (Skye Eastern Red Hills Centre: Phase 3) - Granite, Granophyric|
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 
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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