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Cnoc Gorm Sink

Assynt, Inchnadamph, Sutherland.

NGR:NC 25900 22500
WGS84:58.15697, -4.96054
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:210 m

Sink in massive doline on the hillside between the Allt Poll Droghainn and Allt a'Chalda Mor Stream Cave, grassed all round but with a very steep 'face' on the west side descending into a limestone choke. A long-term dig might gain access to something.

"At the end of May [2001] some fieldwork for the new edition of 'Caves of Assynt' led to a poke around Cave of the Dead Gloomy Poet and Allt a'Chalda Mor Stream Cave. After visiting Loch Gorm Sink the party explored Cripples Canyon ...." [GSG Bull. 4.1.1.]

A slightly better ref. comes from the Knockan Field Hut Logbook 1977-1991, p.135:

"Thursday 11th April 1991. Cnoc Gorm Sink, Uamh Pol Droighainn.

Searched the area behind the south end of Stronecrubie Crags. Found little of importance. Went to the Cnoc Gorm Sink where rocks were thrown and smashed. Entered Uamh Poll Droghainn and threw rocks from the left inside the entrance.... " Malcom McConville and Scott Robertson. [GSG Hut Log]

Alternate Names: Malcolm's Dig

Notes: Coordinates are for Cnoc Gorm (more information needed).

'Malcolm's Dig' is the same site as the grid reference in the registry for the latter is at practically the same spot on our map. Goon pointing out that Malcolm McConville was a visitor to Cnoc Gorm and was apparently lobbing rocks around there suggests that this is a fair assumption.

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