Sidlaws Gazetteer:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Introduction
[<Previous Page]   [Next Page>]


Denoon Law (NO 355444, 210m)

Gaelic dun obhainn, “fort of the streamlet” + Scots law, an isolated conical hill
Location: Denoon
Neighbours: Castleward (SW), Crams Hill (NE)
Hill Lists: Tump
Summit: rough grazing; entire summit enclosed by ramparts of a hill fort
Notes: the hill fort gives its name to the hill, the glen and the burn

Route 1

Summit of Denoon Law
Click to enlarge
Summit of Denoon Law, showing ramparts of fort
Denoon Law from Castleward
Click to enlarge
Looking down on Denoon Law from Castleward, Crams Hill in background
Denoon Law
Click to enlarge
Denoon Law from Denoon Glen

Dodd Hill (NO 452396, c255m)

Scots dod, “round hill”, or from a personal name
Location: outlier, east
Neighbours: Lorns Hill (W), Carrot Hill (E)
Summit: moorland; large cairn
Notes: above Dodd farm

Route 1

Summit of Dodd Hill
Click to enlarge
Summit cairn of Dodd Hill, looking towards Carrot Hill
Dodd Hill from Carrot Hill side
Click to enlarge
Approaching Dodd Hill from the Carrot Hill side

Donald’s Brae (NO 293396, c800m)

Personal name, origin unknown
Location: main ridge, east central
Neighbours: Auchtertyre Hill (N), Keillor Hill (SW)
Summit: heather and gorse
Notes: the name applies to a slight rise at the end of the ridge that curves around Long Loch from Keillor Hill; it is prominent when viewed from the north and east, but almost unnoticeable when approached from the southwest, along the ridge

Route 1

Kinpurney Hill from Donald's Brae
Click to enlarge
Summit of Donald’s Brae, looking towards Kinpurney Hill (with tower)
Newtyle Hill and Kinpurney Hill over Long Loch from Westerkeith Hill
Click to enlarge
View across Long Loch from Westerkeith Hill – the summit of Donald’s Brae is the heather-covered area above the patch of forestry; Auchtertyre Hill protrudes above the ridge at left; Kinpurney Hill is in the distance (with tower)

Dores, Hill of (NO 257360, c265m)

Gaelic dobhar, “water”
Location: main ridge, west
Neighbours: Northballo Hill (SW), Ballo Hill (S), Smithton Hill (E)
Hill Lists: Tump
Summit: cleared forestry, accessible by firebreak; hill fort
Notes: above marshy area of Lochindores

Route 1

Summit of Hill of Dores, looking towards Strathmore
Click to enlarge
The cleared summit of Hill of Dores, from inside the ramparts of the fort, looking towards Strathmore
Hill of Dores from Tullybaccart
Click to enlarge
Hill of Dores from above Tullybaccart farm

Dunsinane Hill (NO 213316, 310m)

Pronounced dun-SIN-in. Gaelic dun na sine, “hill fort of the little breast”, from the hill’s shape, or perhaps a personal name
Location: main ridge, west
Neighbours: Bandirran Hill (W), Black Hill (E)
Hill Lists: Tump
Summit: moorland; hill fort; small cairn
Notes: near Dunsinnan estate; traditionally associated with Macbeth; small spring on north slope called “Macbeth’s Well”; a large quarry has removed most of the western slope

Route 1; Route 2

Black Hill from Dunsinane Hill
Click to enlarge
Summit of Dunsinane Hill, showing ramparts of fort, looking towards Black Hill
Black Hill and Dunsinane Hill from north
Click to enlarge
View from the north, with Dunsinane Hill on sky-line at right, Black Hill at left
King's Seat and Dunsinane Hill from Bandirran Hill
Click to enlarge
From Bandirran Hill, the quarried side of Dunsinane Hill is evident, with Black Hill beyond

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Introduction
[<Previous Page]   [Next Page>]

A discursive blog on various topics of minor interest