NS4377 : Limestone outcrops

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Limestone outcrops
Limestone outcrops
As well as the outcrops in the foreground, there is another in the background, directly behind them. For context, see NS4377 : Mound crossed by old track. This underlying limestone is what forms the raised area shown there, and it is also what accounts for it being greener and grassier than the surrounding moor, and for its being crossed (as mentioned at that link) by an old track related to the limestone industry.
Network of old limestone industry tracks :: NS4379
A very extensive network of ancient tracks on the moors in West Dunbartonshire links old quarries, ruined lime-kilns, and other sites connected with the local limestone-burning industry, which flourished in the 18th century. See LinkExternal link for a Geograph article about the network, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of it.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4340 7784 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0768N 4:30.6382W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4339 7784
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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