NS3681 : Waterfilled pit in cleared woodland

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Waterfilled pit in cleared woodland
Waterfilled pit in cleared woodland
Until a few years ago, this feature was hidden in the woods; it would have been much more difficult to reach, and probably much harder to show effectively in a photograph.

This feature is marked (as it was even when the woods were still present) as a small water feature on current 1:25000 mapping, as is a similar pit 200 metres to the ENE: NS3681 : Pool on Tullichewan Muir. Note that that earlier picture shows, on the right, the woods that then concealed the pit in the present picture.

Another 60 metres to the ENE is a less conspicuous pit: NS3681 : A pit on the moor; there may well be others. As I speculate there, these pits, in a line, may well have originated as bomb craters, but, without further evidence, I do not wish to be dogmatic about it.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pit 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3613 8148 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.8914N 4:37.7520W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3614 8148
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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