NS3779 : The summit of Carman Hill

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

The summit of Carman Hill
The summit of Carman Hill
The summit of the hill features a small modern cairn. It lies within the inner enclosure of a hill-fort, which is described in NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill.

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.

NS3778 : Carman Reservoir is prominent in the present picture. Behind it, Dumbarton Rock Link can be seen on the near shore of the Clyde. NS4376 : The Long Crags occupy the left of the skyline, and NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry the centre.

Other pictures from the fort's interior:
NS3779 : Boulders on 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

The present picture, cropped a little, was used (without credit, by mistake) on page 8 of the 24-Nov-2017 issue of the Lennox Herald, a local newspaper, in an article about the hill and its cairn; for the subject matter of that article, see NS3779 : Marker cairn on Carman Hill.
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
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Early Historic 
Place (from Tags)
Carman Hill 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hill Fort 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3718 7947 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8305N 4:36.6700W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3717 7948
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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