NS4479 : Grouse butt

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Grouse butt in this square
Grouse butt
Grouse butt
The 1:25000 map shows eight grouse butts, arranged in a line extending from this gridsquare into NS4478. On this occasion, I found and photographed all of them, but they clearly fell into disuse a long time ago; grouse butts are often more imposing structures built of stone, but these ones are now just a collection of regularly spaced and rather damp pits, each one slightly built up on its western side.

Counting from north to south, their locations are (nominally 3 m):

(1) NS 44396 79254 / (2) NS 44397 79205
(3) NS 44407 79156 / (4) NS 44416 79120
(5) NS 44425 79069 / (6) NS 44429 79019
(7) NS 44439 78976 / (8) NS 44444 78939

This photograph shows the third of them. See also NS4479 : Grouse butt, which shows the fourth of them; the rest were even less conspicuous.

The hill in the background, on the far side of the woods, is Knockupple (see NS4579 : Summit and northern side of Knockupple and NS4280 : Moorland near the summit of Pappert Hill).
Knockupple :: NS4579
A hill with an upswept ridge on its northern side.
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NS4479, 6 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Heath, Scrub 
Near (from Tags)
Meikle White Hill 
Landmark (from Tags)
Grouse butts   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4441 7916 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8074N 4:29.7141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4441 7916
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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