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Location of Scotland’s Finest Formations Kept Secret

September 2, 2011 / Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

In order to protect the amazing formations found earlier this year in a new cave, the Grampian Speleological Group based in Edinburgh, has decided to keep the coordinates of the entrance restricted.

The cave, named Flood Resurgence Number 2 was found somewhere in the Scotland’s west Highlands. It begins with a 50 meter (164 foot) passage only 1 meter high (3 feet) and 3 meters (9 feet) wide, before it opens up to a larger chamber filled with formations.

The formations, which include stalactites up to 2 meters (6 feet) long, are in danger of being destroyed as in Cave of the Liar in Applecross and Lower Traligill Cave in Assynt which “are now sad remnants of their former glory”, according the group.

When first found it was 140 meters (459 feet) long, but follow-up visits have expanded it to 320+ meters (1050+ feet), making it Scotland’s 5th longest cave.

Check out this photo gallery and the following video for a view inside the cave.

Best stalactites cave in Scotland is kept secret [BBC] & Grampian Speleological Group Newsletter Number 147, August 2011 [Grampian Speleological Group]

Photo by stusmith_uk/flickr

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