NS5778 : Dunglass (detail)

taken 14 years ago, near to Strathblane, Stirling, Great Britain

Dunglass (detail)
Dunglass (detail)
Dunglass is a volcanic plug. It is also a crag-and-tail formation:

"Crag-and-tail features, of which the Necropolis Hill (NS605655) in Glasgow and Dunglass near Strathblane are examples, are produced by ice moulding. Small rocky hills of hard and resistant igneous rock, the crags, were scoured by glaciers. The tails, sloping off one side of the hill and made of softer sediment, were protected from erosion in the lee of the crag" ["Wildlife Around Glasgow" (2010; Glasgow Museums), Richard Sutcliffe].

These geological features on its NE side are easily visible even from the adjacent section of the Strathkelvin Railway Path, from which the photograph was taken.

For more distant views, and for context, see NS5778 : Dunglass, Strathblane and NS5778 : Dunglass seen from the Strathkelvin Railway Path. From the air: NS5778 : Dunglass Hill and Ballagan House from the air.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Saturday, 16 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
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Strathblane  Strathkelvin Railway Path 
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 575 789 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.9501N 4:17.0745W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 575 790
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Crag and Tail  Columnar Jointing 

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