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Cave des Gisants

N of Coral Haven, W of Pennan, Aberdeenshire.

NGR:NJ 84289 65660
WGS84:57.68052, -2.26511
Length:15.5 m
Vert. Range:5 m
Altitude:3 m
Geology:Gardenstown Conglomerate Formation
Tags:Cave, SeaCave

An upper intertidal cave with two parallel rifts at the bottom which have left two rounded ridges between them, rather like the sort of standing up tomb with a recumbent figure on top found in some cathedrals (French - gisant = lying). It has a single rift at the top, leaning south and a rather squashed tear-drop c/s above the 'tomb' level. It faces E and curves right (N) inside by about 18 degrees. At 13.0 m in, there is a narrow extension 2.5 m long.

2 cave spider egg sacs, one of which was definitely empty, were observed on 29 September 21.

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: Access: over a very rocky foreshore in bottom 2/3 of the tide from the W end of Pennan, where you can usually park. After Coral Haven. Also from Mill Shore coming the other way.

By sea and a beach landing in Coral Haven near high tide and in low swell, then north.

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This entry was last updated: 2021-10-05 17:34:47

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