Taken from the top of Linlithgow Palace, in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Looking over the town to Cockleroy Hill which sits above the town.
Originally named Cuckold le Roi after the alleged infidelity of one of the Scottish Queens, Cockleroy has a dip on its summit, the site of a heavily eroded Bronze Age fort named Wallace’s Cradle or Wallace’s Bed, associated in local lore with the 13th Century Scottish military hero, who allegedly used it to reconnoitre Edward I’s encampment at Burgh Muir near Linlithgow prior to the Battle of Falkirk. An alternative story places Wallace at Drumshoreland Muir near the eighteenth century Wallace Stone, a few miles to the east.
A conspicuous crag-and-tail in West Lothian, Cockleroy Hill rise steeply from the west to a height of 278m (912 feet) in the northwest of Beecraigs Country Park, 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Torphichen and a similar distance south southwest of Linlithgow. Beecraigs Country Park, south of Linlithgow offers many activities and has a good network of paths giving good walking.
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