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Birthday Hole

Assynt, Traligill, Sutherland.

NGR:NC 26998 20931
WGS84:58.14333, -4.94074
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded

Cave? Located on S bank of seasonally dry Allt a' Bhealaich midway between Tree Hole and Lower Traligill Cave. Entrance normally blocked by gravel & rocks low slot at foot of conspicuous steep ramp where underground stream audible. Clearing rocks, tight 5 m descent enters narrow steeply inclined bedding plane carrying large large stream. Downstream low crawl quickly blocked by rocks. Upstream 'Wok on the Wild Side', 15 m of awkward sideways thrutching reaches low arch into roomier section of streamway. To right crawl over shingle bank enters small chamber containing pool. Ahead 10 m of easy going reaches active terminal choke with low dry oxbow to left. Upstream choke lies 40 m distant from terminal point in Lower Traligill Flood Sink, while downstream point lies 45 m from Tree Hole.

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: Mar 2008 - updated position.

Explored by GSG in 1997.

Warning - Allt a' Bhealaich responds rapidly to rainfall. This cave can flood to roof with catastrophic speed.

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This entry was last updated: 2018-05-04 17:48:48

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