NG5739 : Summit view, Dun Caan

taken 5 years ago, near to Balmeanach, Highland, Great Britain

Summit view, Dun Caan
Summit view, Dun Caan
The view south eastwards from the summit of Dun Caan. This side of the hill is full of geological interest, the summit of the hill being of basalt overlying a sequence of Jurassic sandstones, limestones and mudstones, much like the Cotswolds or Hambleton Hills of North Yorkshire. The weight of the basalt, combined with unstable clays and shales on slopes oversteepened by glacial action has led to spectacular landslips not unlike those along the east side of Trotternish. Beyond is the Inner Sound with the Crowlin Islands and Longay both visible.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Islands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 5793 3948 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:22.8699N 6:1.7401W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 5790 3949
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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