Caves of Schichallion

Schichallion is a mountain in Perthshire at the south end of the Cairngorms, a few miles south of Loch Rannoch. It has long figured in the study of earth sciences being the site where, in 1774, Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal, conducted his experiment to weigh the earth against the mountain, arriving at an earth density of 4.5.

A scattering of caves around this mountain's base awaits the keen collector. On the north-west flank are some small active caves in folded metamorphic dolomitic limestone as well as some in the Allt Mor Valleu on the south-west flank.

The Caves of Foss
The Caves of Lassintullich
The Caves of Uamh Tom a'Mhor-Fhir

Caves of Scotland