NS4475 : Crags at Craigarestie

taken 2 years ago, near to Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Crags at Craigarestie in this square
Crags at Craigarestie
Crags at Craigarestie
Forestry operations were taking place nearby, so the view was taken from a safer location, the edge of nearby woods: specifically, from the wooded area on top of other NS4475 : Crags at Craigarestie. Those crags are 250 metres to the west of the ones shown in the present picture.

The present picture was taken in the interval between the clearing of forestry land and subsequent replanting, to take advantage of the opportunity this afforded to get an unobstructed view of the crags.
Craigarestie :: NS4575
Craigarestie is marked on OS maps from the first edition (1860) onwards. The name applies to an extended area rather than to a particular line of crags. The author of the relevant entry in the OS Name Books of 1860 explains, unconvincingly, that "this name in proper English means the 'craig of resting'"; a Gaelic origin is more likely. More usefully, the same entry goes on to describe the extent of the area so named. The Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1884) describes Craigarestie as "a chief summit of the Kilpatrick Hills, in Old Kilpatrick Parish, Dumbartonshire. It culminates 1 mile NNE of Bowling, on the SW side of Loch Humphrey, at 1166 feet above sea level". As of 2017, the name is misspelled "Creigarestie" on OS maps at some scales.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 18 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4474 7550 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8427N 4:29.2705W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4457 7554
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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