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CG5

Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.

NGR:NG 60100 19800
WGS84:57.20596, -5.97391
Length:4.6 m
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:38 m
Geology:Limestone, Beinn An Dubhaich Granite (Skye Eastern Red Hills Centre: Phase 3) - Granite, Granophyric
Tags:Cave, SSSI
Registry:main

Cave, downhill and east of Poll Eidheann, the area of Granite surrounded by Limestone, is obvious as a boggy clearing. At its lower edge near the north-west corner, C.G. 5 has 2 entrances in a shakehole connected by 4.6 m of passage.

Alternate Names: C.G. 5, Coille Gaireallach [5]

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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