NT1915 : Dob's Linn

taken 12 years ago, near to Birkhill, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland

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Dob's Linn
Dob's Linn
This interesting little gorge is on the northwest side of the A708 near Birkhill. It is named after Halbert Dobson, who along with fellow Covenanter David Dun, made a small cave near the top of a waterfall in the branch to the left to hide from Government troops in the 17th century. For a view of the waterfall, see NT1915 : Dob's Linn Waterfall. Dob’s Linn is famous for Charles Lapworth’s 19th century geological study of graptolite fossils in Ordovician and Silurian shales that led to the unravelling of the stratigraphy and structure of the Southern Uplands.

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Geographical Context: Geological interest Uplands Rivers, Streams, Drainage other tags: Linn Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Ordovician and Silurian [7] · Dob's Linn Gorge [5] · Fossil Graptolites [5] · Waterfall to Hide from Government Troops [4] Title Clusters: · Dob's Linn [7] ·
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NT1915, 66 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Walter Baxter   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 August, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1963 1570 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:25.7147N 3:16.2914W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1954 1516
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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