NS3779 : Boulders on Carman Hill

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

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Boulders on Carman Hill
Boulders on Carman Hill
The rocks in the foreground lie between the inner enclosure and the outer enclosure of the NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill. See that link for more about the fort.

These boulders are about 20 metres south of the more prominent ones shown in NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill.

The picture was taken as sunlight began to return to the hill; see NS3779 : The summit of Carman Hill, taken a little earlier. NS3778 : Carman Reservoir is in the 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
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Landmark (from Tags)
Dumbarton Rock  The Long Crags 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3718 7939 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.7874N 4:36.6671W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3718 7940
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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