CG21 Lower Parnassus Cave West Gulley Upper Through Cave West Gulley Upper Through Cave [entrance] Pharnassus (Uamh) CG25 East Gully Upper Through Cave West Gulley Upper Through Cave [lower entrance] West Gulley Lower Through Cave [sink] East Gulley Stream Sink CG23 Slaodach (Uamh) West Gulley Lower Through Cave [resurgence] Shelf (Uamh an t-) hole to daylight Shelf (Uamh an t-) Tiny Pot Briste (Uamh) CG13 CG39 CG14 CG15 West Resurgence East Resurgence Iarann, Uamh an t- Angel's Cave Sheep's Head Resurgence CG38 Sheep's Head Cave CG31 CG33 Crioch, Uamh CG12 CG11 Sill (Uamh an t-) Coile (Uamh) CG35 CG7 Ceann a' Choile (Poll) Wood Top Resurgence Cave CG10 Hallux Pot Boundary Cave Cos Mointeachail (Uamh an)
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Skye, Coille Gaireallach, East Gulley, Invernessshire.
|NGR:||NG 60502 19498|
|Vert. Range:||Not recorded|
|Geology:||Limestone, Strath Suardal Formation - Dolostone|
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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