NS4477 : Outcrops on summit of Doughnot Hill

taken 6 years ago, 4 km from Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Outcrops on summit of Doughnot Hill
Outcrops on summit of Doughnot Hill
The outcrop is the same one as can be seen in NS4477 : The Black Linn Reservoir and NS4477 : Summit of Doughnot Hill.

The present view is in the direction of Saughen Braes, which are in the background. Like many other(*) prominent hills in the area, the Doughnot Hill originated as a volcanic vent.

[(*) For example: Meikle White Hill, Little White Hill, and Pappert Hill, all of which are easily visible from here. See NS4477 : The summit of Doughnot Hill, where their positions are pointed out.]
Doughnot Hill

Like many other hills in the area, this originated as a volcanic vent. An igneous dyke runs SW—NE through the hill's north-western slopes. There is a trig point (S5142) on the summit. The name Doughnot Hill is given on OS maps from the first edition (1860) onwards. It also appears, with the same spelling, on the even earlier "Plan of Dumbarton Muir" (undated, but made in the early nineteenth century). It is likely that the name was originally pronounced [ˈdɔxnət] or similar. The Doughnot Burn winds anticlockwise around the northern side of the hill before flowing into the Overtoun Burn.

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Date Taken
Friday, 10 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Doughnot Hill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4474 7765 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0006N 4:29.3449W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4472 7765
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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