Elsrickle is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It lies on Blackmount Hill which is on the end of the Pentland Hills. An elrick is an old place name associated with hunting. Large animals in the high ground are chased by dogs to locations where the ground slopes more steeply so that the animals are likely to fall at which point they can be killed off by awaiting hunters. It is an ancient technique also used by the native Americans. Examination of the topography of Elsrickle does not contradict this hypothesis.