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Auchterhouse

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Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland, DD3 0TS, United Kingdom (56.52469 -3.08747)

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Name: Auchterhouse topographic map, relief map, elevations map.
Coordinates: 56.50469 -3.10747 56.54469 -3.06747
Minimum elevation: 321 ft
Maximum elevation: 1,372 ft
Average elevation: 591 ft

Auchterhouse

Auchterhouse stands below the southern slopes of the Sidlaw Hills. The Auchterhouse Burn flows south to join the Dronley Burn, which continues across the south of the community, joining the Dighty Water on the southern boundary of Auchterhouse. This then flows eastwards, to the north of Dundee, to join the Firth of Tay at Monifieth.

The land rises from south to north, reaching 1,398 feet (426 m) at Auchterhouse Hill, the highest point in the community. In the north the land consists of moorlands over underlying sandstone. The lower lying southern parts consist of glacial till which, when drained, produces good crops of oats, barley, potatoes and turnips, and is suitable for dairy farming. There are a number of spruce and Scots pine plantations, particularly on the higher ground.

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