A distinctive conical hill on the right bank of the River Stinchar in South Ayrshire, Knockdolian rises to a height of 265m (869 feet), 2 miles (4 km) northeast of Ballantrae. It overlooks Ballantrae Bay, while its summit is marked by an ancient cairn and an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar. The rocks here are of the Balcreuchan Group, part of the Ballantrae ophiolite complex, an unusual slice of ocean crust preserved during the collision of continents in Ordovician times.

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