NS4474 : Hill of Dun

near to Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Hill of Dun
Hill of Dun
The Hill of Dun is shown here in the background, left of centre. Like several other hills in this area (part of the Clyde Plateau lava fields), it features conspicuous natural terraces. The terraced appearance of the hill is very well seen from the vicinity of Bowling Basin: see, for example, NS4573 : Forth & Clyde Canal, where the Hill of Dun is shown in the background; see also NS4474 : Hill of Dun.

See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for a doubtful report of a fort on this hill. Compare NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill - the south-eastern summit, where definite remains of an Iron Age fort were found. Another example, even closer to the Hill of Dun, is the vitrified Iron Age fort on Sheep Hill, about 1.3 km to the west (NS4374).
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Friday, 2 April, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 8 April, 2010
Geographical Context
Uplands 
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Hill of Dun 
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Bowling 
Category
Hill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4482 7442 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2625N 4:29.1564W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4478 7469
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