Driesh

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Driesh
Dris
Shank of Driesh - geograph.org.uk - 229364.jpg
Shank of Driesh, the south ridge of Driesh, August 2006
Highest point
Elevation947 m (3,107 ft) [1]
Prominence138 m (453 ft) [2]
ListingMunro
Coordinates56°50′53″N 3°11′48″W / 56.84796°N 3.19655°W / 56.84796; -3.19655Coordinates: 56°50′53″N 3°11′48″W / 56.84796°N 3.19655°W / 56.84796; -3.19655
Naming
English translationa thorn bush or bramble[3]
Language of nameGaelic
Geography
Driesh is located in Scotland
Driesh
Driesh
Scotland
LocationAngus, Scotland
Parent rangeGrampians
OS gridNO271736
Topo mapOS Landranger 44, Explorer 388

Driesh (Gaelic: Dris) is a mountain located in the Grampians of Scotland. Apart from Mount Keen (939 m/3,080 ft), it is the most easterly of the Munro peaks.

Located several miles north of the village of Kirriemuir in Angus, the closeness of Driesh to the city of Dundee makes it a popular Munro with locals; in many ways making it the Dundonian equivalent to Ben Lomond near Glasgow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "walkhighlands Driesh". walkhighlands.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ Database of British and Irish Hills
  3. ^ Munros Tables, Scottish Mountaineering Club