Cairn Hill

A whaleback summit in The Machars of Dumfries and Galloway, Cairn Hill rises to 76m (249 feet) 2½ miles (4 km) west northwest of Newton Stewart. An extensive plantation forest lies to the west. This hill represents a drumlin, one of a number in this area, with its principal axis aligned NNW-SSE indicating the direction of flow of an ancient ice sheet which once covered this area. Confusingly, there are several other drumlins known as Cairn Hill hereabouts, the nearest being 3 miles (5 km) to the south.

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