NS4275 : Between Dumbowie Hill and Dumbuck Quarry

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

Between Dumbowie Hill and Dumbuck Quarry
Between Dumbowie Hill and Dumbuck Quarry
The fence that follows the line of low ground between the hill and the quarry is marked on the 1:25000 map, and has been used here to supply the subject position for the photograph.

Dumbowie Hill has two summits, of which one is visible here: the south-eastern peak is at the far left, and is the site of NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun.

NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry is on the right. Compare NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry: detail.
Dumbowie Hill

The hill originated as a volcanic plug on the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills plateau. The hill has two peaks (NW+SE); the south-eastern one has several terraces on its slopes, and the remains of an Iron Age fort, Dumbuie Dun, on top: see LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for archaeological details. The names are equivalent: "Dumbowie" is pronounced "Dumbuie" (from the Gaelic for "yellow dun/fort", and probably referring to the gorse-covered slopes).

Dumbuck Quarry :: NS4274

The quarry, which supplies aggregates for the construction industry, is also known as Dumbuckhill Quarry. It has consumed much of Dumbuck Hill, which was a volcanic plug, located at the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills. The quarry was mothballed in 2011, but its new owners resumed operations there just a few years later.

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4217 7506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5554N 4:31.7217W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4206 7513
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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