NS4074 : Dumbarton Castle: The Beak from White Tower Crag

taken 6 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbarton Castle: The Beak from White Tower Crag
Dumbarton Castle: The Beak from White Tower Crag
The path in the foreground leads down from the summit of the White Tower Crag (NS3974 : Dumbarton Castle: White Tower Crag), the Rock's western peak. Beyond the intervening cleft, the old powder magazine (NS4074 : Dumbarton Rock: the Magazine) can be seen on the eastern peak, which is called the Beak. Behind the magazine is a sentry box, with an adjoining section of wall: NS4074 : Dumbarton Rock: sentry box and curtain wall.

Almost directly behind them is NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry. NS4376 : The Long Crags, the escarpment of the plateau of the Kilpatrick Hills, make up the left-hand side of the skyline. The River Clyde is on the right.
Dumbarton Rock and Castle

The Rock is a volcanic plug, and it has a long history as a fortified site. For further information, see the Geograph article "Dumbarton Rock and Castle": Link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
River (from Tags)
Clyde 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4004 7449 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2062N 4:33.7454W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3994 7448
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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