NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit

taken 10 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit
Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit
Dumbowie Hill has two summits; the south-eastern one is shown here, as viewed from the other; to the right, part of NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry is visible in the background.

For more pictures, taken later, see NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit and NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit, with and without snow, respectively.

As these pictures show, the south-eastern hilltop is surrounded by terraces suggestive of a former defensive structure; for closer views of them, see NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: upper terrace / NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace / NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace.

That hill was indeed the site of a fort, as shown and described at NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun and NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun. The hilltop area of the fort is shown in NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun and NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun.

For the area the present picture was taken from, see also NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: north-western summit and the later and better NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: north-western summit.
Dumbowie Hill
The hill originated as a volcanic plug on the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills plateau. The hill has two peaks (NW+SE); the south-eastern one has several terraces on its slopes, and the remains of an Iron Age fort, Dumbuie Dun, on top: see LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for archaeological details.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 December, 2008
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Dumbowie Hill 
Near (from Tags)
Dumbuck Quarry 
Period (from Tags)
Iron Age 
Category
Hilltop   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 422 752 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6314N 4:31.6978W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 421 752
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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