A hill at the centre of the panhandle of East Ayrshire which descends into Dumfries and Galloway, Craiglee rises to 523m (1715 feet) 1¼ miles (2 km) west of Loch Doon and 5 miles (8 km) south of Bellsbank. Its summit is marked by an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar. Craiglee represents the northernmost extent of the Loch Doon Igneous Complex an enormous mass of granite injected into the Silurian sedimentary rocks of the Southern Uplands of Scotland around 400 million years ago. Coincidentally, another hill called Craiglee, 10 miles (16 km) to the south, marks its southernmost extent.

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