Beautifully Decorated Applecross Cave Discovered in Scotland

May 30, 2011 / Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Grampian Speleological GroupA new cave 180 meters (590 feet) long has been discovered along the west cost of the Scottish Highlands by members of the Grampian Speleological Group.

The discovery, dubbed Applecross Cave was found after the cavers enlarged a small entrance enough to explore a water filled passege, that eventually led to a number of underground chambers.

The cave which is in contention as one of the most beautifully decorated passages in Scotland has stalactites up to 2 meters (6 feet) long.

Four cavers of the 150 member strong Grampian Speleological Group, David Morrison, Ritchie Simpson, Toby Speight and Jane Stewart-Boland made the find.

2011 is a particularly good year to make such a find, being that it’s also the 50 year anniversary of the club, which was founded in 1961.

Cavers will continue exploration of Applecross cave, following the sound of running water and hoping for future discoveries.

Explorers discover Applecross cave [BBC]

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