Uamh an Claonaite

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Uamh an Claonaite
Location Assynt
Depth 110 metres (360 ft)[1]
Length 2.868 kilometres (1.782 mi)[1]
Cave survey

Uamh an Claonaite (Scottish Gaelic: Cave of the sloping rock) is the longest cave in Scotland.[2] It consists of a series of dry passages and a series of at least six sumps which have been dived over the years.[3]

The attempt by members of the Grampian Speleological Group to excavate a nearby sinkhole, Rana Hole, and connect into the final chambers from above[4] achieved its aim in December 2007.[5]

The length of the cave is 2.868 kilometres (1.782 mi) and the vertical range is 110 metres (360 ft).[1]


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Coordinates: 58°6′16″N 4°56′9″W / 58.10444°N 4.93583°W / 58.10444; -4.93583