NS3779 : View from Carman Hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

View from Carman Hill
View from Carman Hill
The picture was taken from within the inner enclosure of the NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill. The most prominent feature visible from here is NS3778 : Carman Reservoir. The valleys of the Leven and the Clyde were filled with mist. NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry can be seen above the mist, beyond the left-hand end of the reservoir.

Distant hills can often be seen from here, even on a dull day like this one (they are more apparent with larger image sizes). For example, on the skyline, about a sixth of the way from left to right, is Tinto Hill (NS9534), about 73km (45 miles) away in South Lanarkshire, with Culter Fell (NT0529, 84km, 52 miles) just to its left. The wide but low Auchrobert Hill (NS7538, 55km, 34 miles) is just left of centre. Beside the right-hand edge of the picture, and almost lost in the gloom, is Cairnsmore of Carsphairn (NX5997, 84km, 52 miles) in Dumfries and Galloway.
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.

Carman Reservoir :: NS3778

See Link (in a Geograph article) for further information. The reservoir, which was officially opened in 1886, is now disused; there is a trout fishery based alongside it. Carman Reservoir was created by damming and enlarging an existing Carman Loch, which was itself artificial: the loch had been created in connection with the nearby Millburn Works; it was also occasionally used for curling.

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Date Taken
Monday, 25 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Landmark (from Tags)
Tinto Hill  Cairnsmore of Carsphairn  Dumbuck Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3721 7941 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.7988N 4:36.6390W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3717 7947
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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