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Waterfall Rising

Assynt, Inchnadamph, Tralligill, Sutherland.

NGR:NC 26390 21470
WGS84:58.14792, -4.95146
Length:7 m
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Not recorded
Tags:Cave, Rising

Located on the north bank of the River Traligill under the left hand bank of the river on the edge of the large pool below the waterfall, 70 m upstream of Firehose Cave, just downstream of confluence with the Allt na Glaic Moire tributary. The Rising derives water through capture of Traligill Rising. A partly concealed underwater entrance resurges in a pool at the foot of an obvious waterfall. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Waterfall Rising received a lot of attention during successive Mendip Migrations and underwater digging enabled progress to be made along a low bedding for some 5 to 6 metres. Further investigation and digging by cave divers in 2013 created a body-sized tunnel reaching 7 m.

An 0.6 metre by 0.6 metre passage can be followed for 2.5 metres in a SW direction. It then lowers and swings to the right to head in a SSW direction where a clean washed passage some 0.6 metre by 0.4 metre can be seen to continue. The passage is potentially negotiable, but shows little sign of increasing in size and as such would not be a light undertaking. Furthermore the floor and roof of the passage at this point are in limestone, offering little potential for further enlargement by digging.

Alternate Names: Lower Traligill Cave

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This entry was last updated: 2021-01-24 22:50:27

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