Balhamie Hill

The middle of three summits on a ridge lying to the northwest of Colmonell in South Ayrshire, Balhamie Hill rises to 169m (554 feet) between Littleton Hill and Clauchanton Hill, 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of Ballantrae. The rocks here are dark-coloured igneous serpentinite, part of the Ballantrae ophiolite complex, an unusual slice of ocean crust preserved during the collision of continents around 450 million years ago.

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