NS3878 : Renton Wood

taken 8 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Renton Wood
Renton Wood
Many paths, not equally distinct, lead through Renton Wood (to the south of the main NS3878 : Path through the woods). One of the lesser paths is on the left. The boulder on the right is a course-grained, gritty sedimentary rock, with pieces of quartz pebbles in it.

It appears to be cornstone, a kind of limestone. There are only a few such boulders in this wood. However, in Craigandro Wood, to the north of the NS3878 : Path through the woods, there are prominent lines of outcrops; these would be quite conspicuous if they were not hidden away in woodland.

There are some prominent outcrops of the same material on open moorland nearby (NS3778 : Cornstone outcrop), as well as various pits where it has been worked, sometimes in quantity: see NS3678 : Former cornstone workings on Carman Muir (and the links and references given there). As well as the larger workings (such as are shown at the last-cited link), there are several smaller quarry pits dotted around on the moor, such as the one shown in NS3778 : Small pit: former cornstone quarrying.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Woodland, Forest 
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Renton Wood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3844 7818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1613N 4:35.4133W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3844 7817
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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