NS3875 : Cliffs at Brucehill

taken 4 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Cliffs at Brucehill in this square
Cliffs at Brucehill
Cliffs at Brucehill
The map shows a bunching a contour lines here (the cliffs), and a flat area in front. The flat area is a raised beach, and these cliffs were once sea-cliffs (NS3875 : Remnants of a sea cave / NS3875 : Havoc Hole).

From a distance, the rock face shown here is screened by trees (compare NS3875 : Path in Havoc Grassland). Dripping water keeps the surface damp, creating a home for liverworts and ferns such as Royal Fern (see NS3875 : Royal Fern colony).

See NS3875 : Cliffs at Brucehill for a view in the opposite direction.
Brucehill Cliffs and Havoc Grassland

The site is, as of 2015, a Local Nature Conservation Site (LNCS), and a proposed Local Nature Reserve (LNR). It is host to a variety of butterflies and grassland plants. The area is a raised beach, with former sea-cliffs now standing inland. Between the cliffs and the Clyde shore is Havoc Grassland; maps from shortly before the Second World War show "Allotment Gardens" there. The adjacent shore is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Date Taken
Friday, 27 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3834 7525 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5814N 4:35.4038W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3833 7525
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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