Aldoo : Artificial Mound

CountyAntrim
Grid RefJ 376 900
Longitude5° 51' 47.77" W
Latitude54° 44' 20.64" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrickfergus (4.5 Km)
OS Sheet15
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Aldoo - Artificial Mound
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th April 2008

Although this mound is quite large it took some time to spot from the road due to the slope down to it and the hedgerow that runs alongside it.

The mound is over 3m tall and 15m in diameter and is located on a west-facing slope overlooking what used to be a river. The river is now a stream that runs in a concrete-lined channel, because it has been dammed at the head of the valley.

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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