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CG7

Skye, Coille Gaireallach, Invernessshire.

NGR:NG 60146 19683
WGS84:57.20493, -5.97304
Length:4.6 m
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:68.5 m
Geology:Limestone, Ben Suardal Member - Dolostone
Tags:Hole, SSSI
Registry:main

Hole - [Some distance] East along the Granite/Limestone boundary from Poll Iffren, past several impenetrable sinks. An open hole, with a 4.6 m crawl ending too tight, 10 m short of upper cave at Uamh Coile.

Alternate Names: C.G. 7, Coille Gaireallach [7], Boundary Cave?, Skeleton Cave?

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 22:36:01

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