NS3779 : Boulders on Carman Hill

taken 9 years ago, near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Boulders on Carman Hill
Boulders on Carman Hill
The boulders shown here lie within the outer enclosure, but not the inner enclosure, of a hill-fort. See NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill for the main description of the fort. Click on the end-note title for related pictures, and see the annotated satellite view linked from the end-note as an index to these pictures and their positions in the fort.

See NS3779 : Boulders on Carman Hill for a view from these boulders from the other side. NS3778 : Carman Reservoir is in the background of the present photograph.

A cold mist lingers over the lower ground, particularly in the valley of the River Leven (left to centre) and over the Clyde (background right). The plateau of the Kilpatrick Hills is in the background, with NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry at its end, behind the leftmost part of the reservoir. Double-peaked Dumbarton Rock can also be seen, faintly, through the haze behind the reservoir.

Other pictures from the fort's interior:
NS3779 : The summit of Carman Hill
NS3779 : Boulders on Carman Hill
NS3779 : View over ancient hill-fort

Previous topic hut circles:
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: possible hut-circle
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: possible hut-circle
Carman Hill-fort

This large hill-fort see LinkExternal link (at Canmore) was identified in 1954 from aerial photographs, and is thought to date from the Early Historic period (Dark Ages). See Link for a Geograph article on the fort. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view, and Link for other antiquities nearby.

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Date Taken
Friday, 30 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3720 7941 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.7985N 4:36.6486W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3718 7942
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