NS4660 : The Rocks

taken 9 years ago, near to Glenburn, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title The Rocks in this square
The Rocks
The Rocks
The area called the Rocks is in the form of a low and fairly flat-topped knoll, with rock outcrops at each end. It was, long ago, the site of a farmstead called Hillock: NS4660 : The remains of Hillock (this does not appear to be generally known in the area; that is quite understandable, because the ruins are quite inconspicuous).

While examining the site, I spoke to someone who lives in the area; it is always good to meet someone who is friendly and helpful, but the local knowledge that was passed on is also greatly appreciated. It was at this point that I learned that the area is known locally as the Rocks. The photograph shows the northern end; for the southern end, see NS4660 : The Rocks. See NS4660 : The Rocks for an earlier and more distant view of the area.

There is a path through the trees on the left (NS4660 : A path through the woods), and a network of paths on the other side of the woods leads to Gleniffer Road, as well as to other streets to the east.

The Rocks are at the foot of NS4660 : Slopes below the Tannahill Walkway. The grassy area higher up the slopes is often used for grazing cattle (the ground is quite poached by their trampling).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Grassland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4681 6082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.9759N 4:26.7853W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4679 6082
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Gleniffer Braes Country Park 

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