The Monument to The Battle of Loudoun Hill
by Darvel, East Ayrshire
The “Spirit of Scotland” by Richard Price
Tucked under the hill, below a side road and with very poor signage so it's hardly surprising that very few people know about this site.
The marker is a 16 foot high arch near the bottom of the picture and is near the spot where Wallace defeated a few of the English army by dropping rocks on them from the hills along both sides of the upper reaches of the River Irvine, the stream in the valley.
The Loudounhill Inn can be seen in the top right of the photo.
The second version with the mistier light is preferred, but both are offered to let you decide for yourself.
It's not an ideal site to photograph but from these angles you can see the length of the valley where the battle took place on a misty morning with the monument in the same picture, which is virtually impossible from ground level.
Overhead in stronger light.
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