NS4175 : Ballagan Beds beside Gruggies Burn

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

Ballagan Beds beside Gruggies Burn
Ballagan Beds beside Gruggies Burn
The view is from the bed of NS4175 : Gruggies Burn (that picture is a view in the opposite direction from roughly the same point). The view is from the far end of the point of land shown in NS4175 : Within a loop of Gruggies Burn, and the rock face is the one that can be seen indistinctly, in that picture, behind the tree.

Ballagan Beds, which consist of layers of cementstone (an impure limestone) alternating with layers of siltstone, can be seen at several places within a few miles of here, beside the Murroch Burn, the Overtoun Burn, the Spouts Burn, and the Auchenreoch Burn. For a few examples, see NS4178 : Ballagan Beds in Auchenreoch Glen / NS4377 : Ballagan Beds by the Overtoun Burn / NS4175 : Ballagan Beds near the Witch's Tunnel.
Gruggies Burn :: NS4075

This burn in Dumbarton arises from the confluence of the Garshake and Overtoun Burns. In the past, some have linked its name to Bishop William Scroggie, but it is far more likely that it takes its name from the Grugie family who, in the 17th century, lived near the point where the turnpike road (on the line of what is now Dumbarton Road) crossed the burn by means of a bridge that was shown as "Grugiesbrigg" on Roy's Military Survey; the family name is now associated with the burn as a whole. The burn flows into the Clyde a little to the east of Dumbarton Rock. The prominent deep channel there on the shore was dredged by Blackburn Aircraft, who had a factory nearby, and who transported their completed machines across the Clyde by barge.

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Date Taken
Friday, 30 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4185 7584 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9692N 4:32.0562W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4184 7583
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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