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Eas Allt Tulloch (Uamh)

Strathyre, Balquhidder, Tulloch Burn, N of Loch Voil, Creag an Taxman, Perthshire.

NGR:NN 51613 21280
WGS84:56.36050, -4.40342
Length:10 m
Vert. Range:1.8 m
Altitude:390 m
Geology:Ben Ledi Grit Formation - Amphibolite
Tags:Cave, Adit, Trial, ManMade, Archaeo
Registry:second

Referred to as a cave but actually a trial adit.

Turn off A84 opposite Kingshouse Hotel on road to Balquhidder. Continue through village 1.5 km (1 mile) to Tulloch Farm. From lay-by 0.5 km (1/3 mile) further on, traverse up hill E crossing burn just above small forest. Follow right hand tributary up to waterfall. Entrance is behind the falls. Represents ideal secret highland 'cave'. Doubtful if ever a natural cave. Actually trial adit, 7 m long, 1.75 m high and 1.25 m wide. Approx. halfway in 3 m branch passage in left wall 1.6 m high and 0.9 m wide with slight flowstone formation at end. When wet possible to jump through waterfall into cave. Exit not so simple.' [Southern Highlands]

An unusual little 'cave'. In wet conditions this must be every schoolboys idea of the secret cave behind a waterfall in the mountains. Cave is located above division of stream on right hand fork behind the eastern of two waterfalls. This cave is in fact a trial adit. [Jim Salvona, 1984]

Alternate Names: Balquhidder Cave, Rob Roy's Cave, Secret Cave, Uamh Eas Allt Tullich, Uamh Mhor

Notes: The Gaelic name translates as the Cave of the Waterfall on the Tulloch Burn.

Balquhidder also misspelt as Balquidder and Balqhidder.

Hydrographic Feeds: Allt Tulloch

Hydrographic Resurgences: Allt Tulloch

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