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Gin Trap Cave

Loch Tay, Killin , N of Creag Garbh, Perthshire.

NGR:NN 63100 33500
WGS84:56.47367, -4.22405
Length:50 m
Vert. Range:10 m
Altitude:400 m
Geology:Not recorded

Cave. Recommended start point lay-by at E of wood between Camusurich & Tullochan. Follow stream uphill & first major tributary forking W Emerging from S edge of forest traverse W to next stream & follow up to shallow elongated grassy corrie. Stream channel swings right but continue up corrie keeping W of centre. Entrance in inconspicuous grassy sink on small shoulder. Simple free climb down entrance tube onto scree slope and into chamber 4.5 m long, 3.5 m wide & averaging 1m high. Downslope small opening to 2nd chamber then tube to small stream, zigzags a couple of times before reaching main stream passage wherelow waterfall enters. From here rock washed clean & jagged. Gradient steepens before passage ends in small cramped pool. Left hand passage might be pushed in dry conditions. Alternative route is left at bottom of 1st chamber direct to main stream passage where visual connection made with downstream waterfall passage. Round trip discourage by unstable slab in roof.

Alternate Names: Gin-Trap Cave

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