NS9869 : Petershill Wildlife Reserve

taken 4 years ago, near to Bathgate, West Lothian, Great Britain

Petershill Wildlife Reserve
Petershill Wildlife Reserve
An outcrop of limestone, discontinuous as a result of faulting, runs through the Bathgate Hills, roughly south to north, and has been extensively quarried. The quarries are all linear because they follow the limestone seam, abandoned, and mostly very overgrown. This is the Petershill Quarry, which exploited the Petershill Limestone. After quarrying ended it became a reservoir, and it is now a wildlife reserve. See LinkExternal link - though this gives no indication of the nature of the geology referred to. Or, for that matter, of the species of birds and plants!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9846 6949 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.4659N 3:37.5495W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9844 6945
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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