NX5260 : Rough stuff, Pibble Hill

taken 11 years ago, near to Culcronchie, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Rough stuff, Pibble Hill
Rough stuff, Pibble Hill
A dyke runs up the southwest side of Pibble Hill. Northwest of the wall the going is pure Galloway, a relentless struggle against bog, heather and tussock. Often these changes in character is down to the geology. From what I observed in my walk, Pibble Hill is on the boundary of granite, and rock changed by the heat from the granite. When the underlying rock is the infertile acid granite, the going gets hard.
Note the self seeded sitka, a long way from a plantation.
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NX5260, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 January, 2007
Category
Moorland > Moorland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 529 601 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.8539N 4:17.7807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 529 601
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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