Sheep's Head Cave Sheep's Head Resurgence Tiny Pot Ceann a' Choile (Poll) Wood Top Resurgence Cave Briste (Uamh) CG13 Dry Cave CG14 CG15 Sill (Uamh an t-) Slaodach (Uamh) Coile (Uamh) CG7 Angel's Cave CG21 Lower Parnassus Cave West Gulley Upper Through Cave CG30 Hallux Pot Iarann, Uamh an t- CG42 CG39 Twisted Cave CG41 Crioch, Uamh Iffrin [top entrance] (Poll) West Gulley Upper Through Cave [entrance] West Gulley Upper Through Cave [lower entrance] Iffrin [middle entrance] (Poll) West Gulley Lower Through Cave [resurgence] Shelf (Uamh an t-) West Gulley Lower Through Cave [sink] Shelf (Uamh an t-) hole to daylight CG10 CG23 East Gulley Stream Sink Iffrin (Poll) [hole near lower entrance] CG5 Pharnassus (Uamh) CG25 Boundary Cave Iffrin [bottom entrance] (Poll) CG11 East Gully Upper Through Cave CG12 Eidheann (Poll) West Resurgence East Resurgence Sgoilte (Uamh) * Sinkhole (Torrin Road) CG31 Duinte, Uamh Ivy Bush Resurgence [upper entrance] Ivy Bush Resurgence [lower entrance]
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Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.
|NGR:||NG 60200 19400|
|Vert. Range:||6.1 m|
|Geology:||Limestone, Beinn An Dubhaich Granite (Skye Eastern Red Hills Centre: Phase 3) - Granite, Granophyric|
|Tags:||Cave, Hole, SSSI|
Hole - From Sheep's Head Cave, follow the line of the gulley feeding the sink uphill to the southeast along Granite/Limestone boundary. Just short of highest point of woodland is an open hole, 6.1 m climb down through chamber to small pool.
Alternate Names: C.G. 38, Coille Gaireallach 
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.
Hydrographic Feeds: Granite hillside northeast of Beinn an Dubhaich
Hydrographic Resurgences: Minor feeder to Allt Strath Suardal
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