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Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.

NGR:NG 60200 19400
WGS84:57.20243, -5.97187
Length:6.1 m
Vert. Range:6.1 m
Altitude:160 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 [38]

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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This entry was last updated: 2021-04-10 14:47:14

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