NS3779 : The summit of Carman Hill

taken 3 years ago, near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The summit of Carman Hill
The summit of Carman Hill
The encroaching blackness shown in NS3678 : Carman Muir has just passed; see also NS3779 : Boulders on Carman Hill, taken a few minutes later.

This area shown in the present picture lies within the inner enclosure of the old fort. The cairn, which is not quite at the summit, had recently been enlarged: NS3779 : Marker cairn on Carman Hill.

NS3778 : Carman Reservoir is in the right background.
Carman Hill-fort

This large hill-fort see LinkExternal link (at Canmore) was identified in 1954 from aerial photographs, and is thought to date from the Early Historic period (Dark Ages). See Link for a Geograph article on the fort. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view, and Link for other antiquities nearby.

Carman Reservoir :: NS3778

See Link (in a Geograph article) for further information. The reservoir, which was officially opened in 1886, is now disused; there is a trout fishery based alongside it. Carman Reservoir was created by damming and enlarging an existing Carman Loch, which was itself artificial: the loch had been created in connection with the nearby Millburn Works; it was also occasionally used for curling.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3717 7948 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8356N 4:36.6800W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3715 7950
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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