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What hills are these?

What hills are these?


Postby prwallace92 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:54 am

Hi all!

The lockdown boredom is driving me mental. I live just beside Jordanhill train station, on a top floor flat. When I look North, Dumgoyne is pretty much straight ahead of me.


What hills are these? I want to say it's not Ben Lomond as that's further West. I'm thinking maybe Ben More? But not sure! Would love this puzzle to be solved!

Cheers everyone!
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby prog99 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:46 pm

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Re: What hills are these?

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:15 am

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.

A. E. Housman - 1859-1936
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby AyrshireAlps » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:20 pm

Spend a few quid on peakfinder app, it's superb.
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby DopeyLoser » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:50 pm

If you are a hillwalker you will have a compass. Take a bearing, draw a line on a map from your position. What hills does the line pass through?
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby Glengavel » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:37 pm

This is also a useful site:

https://www.udeuschle.de/panoramas/makepanoramas_en.htm

This is roughly from your location, altitude ~100m

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Re: What hills are these?

Postby AyrshireAlps » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:25 pm

DopeyLoser wrote:If you are a hillwalker you will have a compass. Take a bearing, draw a line on a map from your position. What hills does the line pass through?


Which is great until the hill you're looking at is about 3 OS maps away!.
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby Jaxter » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:09 pm

AyrshireAlps wrote:
DopeyLoser wrote:If you are a hillwalker you will have a compass. Take a bearing, draw a line on a map from your position. What hills does the line pass through?


Which is great until the hill you're looking at is about 3 OS maps away!.

This drives me nuts when I'm trying to work out 3 months later what hills I've taken pictures of!! The Walkhighlands GPS tab (far right) is incredibly useful for this as you can zoom in and out 8)
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby AyrshireAlps » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:26 pm

Seriously, peakfinder app, brilliant.
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby Robertgee » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:19 am

AyrshireAlps wrote:Seriously, peakfinder app, brilliant.

I'll second that. I only just got peakfinder during the first lockdown, and it's been brilliant for identifying all the distant peaks (and close by ones too), along my walks. It's also great for showing you what the view could have looked like, if you hadn't come along on a hill top in the clouds sort of weather day. :lol:
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Re: What hills are these?

Postby AJ01 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:06 am

AyrshireAlps wrote:
DopeyLoser wrote:If you are a hillwalker you will have a compass. Take a bearing, draw a line on a map from your position. What hills does the line pass through?


Which is great until the hill you're looking at is about 3 OS maps away!.


I use the OS Travelmaster maps (1:250,000) for long-distance peak identification. They don't show all the Munros, but from the main ones that they do name on the map it is possible to work out the location of others. Sheet 2 covers Northern Scotland and sheet 4 Central Scotland. (I bought mine a good number of years ago, so I haven't checked to see of they are still available,but I would expect them to be.)
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