NS4275 : Dumbuie Dun

taken 5 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Dumbuie Dun
Dumbuie Dun
This is the south-eastern peak of Dumbowie Hill: NS4275 : Dumbowie Hill: south-eastern summit.

The flat area on the summit was the site of Dumbuie Dun, an Iron Age fort, the antiquity marked on the map. My main reason for returning was to capture some more successful wide-angle views of the site of the ancient fort than I had on previous visits.

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

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

Most of the background is taken up by the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills, but a small part of the River Clyde can be seen on the right, and a part of NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry at the far right.
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.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Wideangle 
Primary Subject of Photo
Archaeology 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4219 7517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6151N 4:31.7063W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4218 7517
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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