NS4275 : South-western slopes of Dumbowie Hill

taken 4 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

South-western slopes of Dumbowie Hill
South-western slopes of Dumbowie Hill
The picture was taken from the dun on the hill's south-eastern summit, from which there is a fine view of Dumbarton and the Clyde.

Dumbarton Rock is prominent on the left. The buildings most easily picked out from here (but best seen in larger versions of the image) include NS3975 : The high flats at West Bridgend, right of centre. In front of them in this view is NS4075 : St James Retail Park, Dumbarton, with its car park.

To the right of that is another large silvery-looking building: Dumbarton Academy, rebuilt a few years earlier. Further away, near the right-hand edge of the picture, another cluster of buildings is part of Broadmeadow Industrial Estate (NS3975 : View to Broadmeadow Industrial Estate).
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
Sunday, 28 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 March, 2016
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Dumbarton Rock 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4217 7517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6147N 4:31.7255W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4218 7517
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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