The green area in the foreground, with a white trough, is the summit of NS4982 : Little Caldon Hill
. For a view in a different direction over the same hilltop area, see NS4982 : Summit of Little Caldon Hill
In the present photograph, the plateau of the Campsie Hills is prominent in the background, in the left-hand side of the image.
Not quite so far away are some hills on Quinloch Muir: one of them, NS5181 : Catythirsty
, is directly behind the trough; behind it, and a little to the left, near the right-hand edge of the Campsie Hills, is NS5181 : Quinlochmore
, which has the remains of a fort on its summit: NS5181 : Summit of Quinlochmore
[Quinloch Muir is the same place as the "Komlacht" that is shown on the Pont/Blaeu map, which was based on surveys carried out in the 1580s-90s. Roy's Military Survey (1740s-50s) shows an intermediate form: "Kunlock", or similar (the name is hard to read because of surrounding marks). J.G.Smith, in "The Parish of Strathblane" (1886), adds other early forms, "Camlacht" and "Cunzeoch" (see Link
on the "z" in the latter spelling); in one part of that work, Smith suggests that the "loch" part of the name refers to a loch, or to another body of water, but the early forms of the name make that interpretation unlikely.]
Out of shot, to the right, in the present picture is Auchineden Hill, 1.4 km to the south. From my location on Little Caldon Hill, people could be seen walking along the paths on Auchineden Hill (NS498808
); their voices carried from there.