NS4277 : Starfish Decoy control bunker

taken 7 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Starfish Decoy control bunker
Starfish Decoy control bunker
For another contributor's earlier picture of the bunker see NS4277 : Starfish Decoy Site - Control Bunker, Auchenreoch Muir. See the end-note for further details; for related images, click on the end-note title.

The edge of Square Wood can be seen on the left, and the land on the right slopes away into the glen of NS4277 : The Garshake Burn.
Auchenreoch Starfish decoy
During the Second World War, so-called Starfish decoys were carefully designed to provide very convincing false targets for enemy bombers. See LinkExternal link (at Secret Scotland) for a full explanation; LinkExternal link (at the same site) for a detailed description (with many photos) of the particular site shown here; LinkExternal link for my own article on the topic; LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view; and LinkExternal link for nearby bomb craters, testimony to the decoy's effectiveness.
Lang Craigs Woodland :: NS4377
The woodland occupies 240 hectares (590 acres) that were acquired by the Woodland Trust Scotland in 2011. It is named after the Lang Craigs, a line of cliffs making up the facade of the Kilpatrick Hills plateau. Lang Craigs Woodland is one of the 13 Commonwealth Woods, and is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). New paths have been laid out (waymarkers were added in May 2015), and about 160 hectares of new native woodland planted.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Period (from Tags)
Second World War 
Near (from Tags)
Square Wood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4204 7754 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8885N 4:31.9336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4203 7753
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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