The West Lothian countryside taken from Muiravonside Country Park near Whitecross, Scotland. Cockleroy Hill which sits above the town of Linlithgow can be seen in the center of the shot.

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.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Canon 18-55mm IS lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/5.6
ISO 200
Focal length 51 mm


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

Related shots can be found at: Linlithgow, Lowland Scotland or you can look at all my HDR shots.

Featured in : European Everyday Life : 26 July 09

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 5 years ago

    Lovely country scene, Tom

  • Thank you Trudi …

    – Tom Gomez

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    lovely landscape greens and great sky …and thanks for the info as ever!

  • Thank you Maggie, glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    I can sense the peace and quietude.

  • Thank you Dave, it is a lovely area …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 5 years ago

    Lovely scene Tom.

  • Thank you so much dear Jacqui …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Wow~ gorgeous scene!!!

  • Thank you kindly dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much dear Gina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 5 years ago

    Grand view of a beautiful country side with billowing clouds in the sky..

  • Thank you for your lovely comment Carol …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Lovely scenery, Tom!

  • Thank you dear Barbara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 5 years ago

    excellent tom

  • Thank you so much Steve …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 5 years ago

    this is very beautiful Tom great treatment.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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