NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit

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

Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit
Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit
This is a view from the north-western summit, showing the once-fortified south-eastern summit. It has terraces, which are either natural, the result of fortification, or some combination of the two: see NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: upper terrace / NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace / NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace.

For the summit area above those terraces, see NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun and NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun. That was the location of Dumbuie Dun, the Iron Age fort that is indicated on the map.

For more about the Dun, its excavation, and the resulting controversy, see NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun and NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun.

Part of NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry is in the right background.

Click on the end-note title for more pictures of the hill.
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).

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Date Taken
Friday, 6 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 February, 2015
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Dumbuck Quarry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4218 7517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6149N 4:31.7159W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4213 7522
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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