Hill of Fire

Tinto, perhaps the most prominent hill in the Clyde valley. At 707m above sea level it is not particularly high but still a very popular climb. The name means the hill of fire, a reference to the druidic practice of lighting fires on the summit to their sun god. A Bronze Age burial cairn, the largest in Scotland at 45m wide by 6 m high adorns the top. Close to the summit, the Ordnance Survey oddly names a non-descript gulley as The Dimple. Some think this is a euphemism for a certain part of the female anatomy which the summit, topped by its cairn, certainly resembles from the valley. Puritanical conservatism of the early OS no doubt.
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