Shalloch on Minnoch

A mountain of the Carrick district of South Ayrshire, Shalloch on Minnoch rises to a height of 775m (2542 feet) 9 miles (14 km) south of the settlement of Straiton. This peak is classified as a Corbett. There is a lesser summit lying a quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the northwest, marked by an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar, which reaches just 768m (2519 feet). The tiny Loch Girvan Eye sits 1¼ miles (2 km) to the north northeast, Loch Slochy and Loch Riecawr lie 2 miles (3 km) to the northeast on the border with Dumfries & Galloway, while the peak of Merrick is to be found 3½ miles (5.5 km) south southeast. Geologically, Shalloch on Minnoch represents the westernmost extent of the Loch Doon Igneous Complex, a mass of granite injected into the Silurian sedimentary rocks of the Southern Uplands of Scotland around 400 million years ago.

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