NS3779 : The top of Carman Hill

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

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The top of Carman Hill
The top of Carman Hill
For the main description of the hill, see NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill. These boulders lie within the fort's outer enclosure.

Long before the fort itself was discovered, the hilltop, with its prominent boulders, had figured in local legend (NS3779 : View over ancient hill-fort), as had NS3679 : The former Fairy Knowe Quarry at its foot (see NS3678 : Carman Quarry).

On days like this, when the summit looks out over a vast sea of mist, the hill still has a special feel.
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
Monday, 29 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3718 7943 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8089N 4:36.6685W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3718 7943
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