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Skye, Coille Gaireallach, East Gulley, Invernessshire.

NGR:NG 60502 19498
WGS84:57.20346, -5.96698
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:146 m
Geology:Limestone, Strath Suardal Formation - Dolostone
Tags:Cave, SSSI

A 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). A few metres downstream of the small lower entrance to Lower Parnassus Cave. A 1.8 m descent to a stream, flowing from & into impassibly small passages. A stream rises nearby.

Alternate Names: C.G. 30

Notes: 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 southern edge of the Oak or Birch/Hazel woodland. Geological maps shows a band of granite which suggests water runs off the granite before disappearing into the limestone below.

Hydrographic Feeds: Granite hillside northeast of Beinn an Dubhaich

Hydrographic Resurgences: Minor feeder to Allt Strath Suardal

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This entry was last updated: 2021-04-10 12:24:40

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