NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace

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

Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace
Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace
The south-eastern peak has a number of terraces, as shown in NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit. The present picture shows the lower terrace. This part of it is on the western side of the peak; for its continuation behind the photographer's position, to the northern side of the peak, see NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: lower terrace.

In the background, Dumbarton Rock can be seen, right of centre, on the near shore of the Clyde. The huge mass of rock sticking up on the left is part of NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry; specifically, it can be seen at the far right in that picture.

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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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Friday, 6 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 February, 2015
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Dumbarton Rock 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4217 7518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6201N 4:31.7259W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4217 7517
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