NS6158 : Cathkin Braes Country Park - the viewpoint

taken 12 years ago, near to Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Cathkin Braes Country Park - the viewpoint
Cathkin Braes Country Park - the viewpoint, taken 12 years ago
From this spot, much of Glasgow is spread out before the viewer like a map. Above the left-hand edge of the viewpoint, a little horn can be seen on the horizon, marking the peaks of Dumgoyne (NS5482 : Dumgoyne Hill) and Dumfoyn. From there, the line of the Campsie Hills stretches towards the right of the photo.

The evidence of old maps suggests that a flagstaff formerly stood here; the square grey slab on the near side of the wall may have held its base.

A large stone, evidently the feature that is labelled "Queen Mary's Seat" on old maps, is located about 15 metres to the east of the viewpoint.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008
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Sport, Leisure 
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Campsie Hills 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6185 5856 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.0308N 4:12.3271W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6185 5855
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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