NS3680 : Large pit

taken 7 years ago, near to Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Large pit in this square
Large pit
Large pit
This is one of a pair of pits; its opposite number is nearby, but is less conspicuous, mainly because it is on the other side of the fence (which forms the boundary shown on the 1:25000 map); the other pit is shown in NS3680 : Pit beside fence. The fence is on the line of an old dry-stone wall, now low and overgrown with turf.

I had previously taken this to be a bomb crater. That is still a possibility. However, this is just one of several pairs of pits close to line of the dry-stone wall, and near the path that is marked on the path. Though old, the pits may instead have originated as borrow pits, or something similar. For that reason, I do not wish to be dogmatic here about their origins; I have given them a "bomb crater" tag to allow the pictures to be found more easily during searches.

Loch Lomond is in the background.
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NS3680, 67 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pit 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3678 8074 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.5062N 4:37.1004W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3677 8072
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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