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Arbroath Cliffs Caves

RobinGriffiths

Well-known member
It's great yes. This is based on the same software as that used by Devon, Mendip, Peak and Wales. I wish they would implement an API as well, so you don't have to scrape and end up with out of date data for your personal projects.
 

rhychydwr1

Active member
NigelF said:
I wonder if you guys from other parts of the UK are aware of the Grampian Speleological Group (GSG) caves and mines database which can be found at

http://registry.gsg.org.uk/sr/registrysearch.php

This allows you to search within 10 km (or 5 or 1) of a location - NGR or selected off the map.
A new feature has recently been added which allows search by a combination of attribute (ie cave, sea cave, arch, mine, tunnel etc) and length.
On the down side, a significant proportion of entries have little info apart from location and name - but it is getting better as more people submit info.
Also no photos or other graphics yet.

If you need descriptions there are plenty of books on the Caves and Mines of Scotland:

http://www.arbarama.com/cave/speleo/guides.html


 

half.pint32

New member
Looking for a photo of the Gulliemot Cave beside Lud Castle ? Can anyone help - Thanks.

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paul

Moderator
half.pint32 said:
Looking for a photo of the Gulliemot Cave beside Lud Castle ? Can anyone help - Thanks.

Would that be the one in this blog post: https://seakayakphoto.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-rescue-and-two-ice-cream-heads-at.html
 

Uamhair

New member
paul said:
half.pint32 said:
Looking for a photo of the Gulliemot Cave beside Lud Castle ? Can anyone help - Thanks.

Would that be the one in this blog post: https://seakayakphoto.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-rescue-and-two-ice-cream-heads-at.html

No, that's Brandy Cave, which has a double entrance (still the local name and there are plenty of postcards floating around with this name on it).  There's actually no Guillemot Cave as this is a term that was described back in 1904 for the northern entrance to Brandy Cave (after presuming they were separate, probably).  There's a smaller cave on the Lud Castle promontory that was called Puffin Cave in the 1904 guide, and is still called that by some local kayakers.  However, this Puffin Cave is called Guillemot Cave in the GSG database (using an NGR from the Oldham bibliography), but it looks like that was inaccurate and needs revision.  All very confusing.
 
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