CG25 Pharnassus (Uamh) East Gulley Stream Sink CG23 CG30 CG21 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 West Resurgence East Resurgence Briste (Uamh) Tiny Pot Cos Mointeachail (Uamh an) Iarann, Uamh an t- CG31 Angel's Cave Sheep's Head Resurgence CG38 Sheep's Head Cave CG12 CG11 Crioch, Uamh CG43 Sill (Uamh an t-) Coile (Uamh) CG7 Taobh na h-Aibhne (Uamh)
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Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.
|NGR:||NG 60605 19500|
|Vert. Range:||3 m|
|Geology:||Limestone, Beinn An Dubhaich Granite (Skye Eastern Red Hills Centre: Phase 3) - Granite, Granophyric|
Cave in the East Gulley (a non-continuous string of holes uphill of a rising near West Gulley Upper Through Cave - C.G. 17/18). The Upper entrance to C.G. 26 is an obvious shakehole a few metres downstream of C.G. 25, dug out by Moldywarps Speleological Group in 1973. A hole beside an impenetrable slot (which connects to C.G. 25), drops into a stooping height streamway. Water from C.G. 25 enters from the right and an easy passage continues to daylight at C.G. 27 entrance.
Alternate Names: Upper Through Cave in the East Gulley , CG26, C.G. 26, CG27, C.G. 27, C.G. 26/27
Notes: See also C.G. 25 [although connection is impassable and not worth digging C.G. 25 should be considered as upstream extension of C.G. 26].
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 Beinn an Dubhaich
Hydrographic Resurgences: Minor feeder to Allt Strath Suardal
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