NS4175 : Downhill path from Overtoun Estate

near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Downhill path from Overtoun Estate
Downhill path from Overtoun Estate
The path leading off into the distance here is simply a continuation of the path from Overtoun House that was shown here: NS4175 : Pedestrian access to Overtoun Estate. The two photos were taken from the same place, but looking in opposite directions.

The path shown here forms the downhill leg of both "The Crags Circular Path" and "Overtoun House Circular Path". The course of the footpath can be followed on the map; it emerges at a stone gateway beside the busy A82: NS4175 : Dumbarton, Old Overtoun Estate Gateway. That exit is located between the council offices (NS4175 : West Dunbartonshire Council Offices) and the police headquarters (NS4175 : Strathclyde Police H. Q.).
Avenue to Overtoun House
The official opening of the avenue took place on the 7th of June 1895. It began at a lodge (NS41007570) beside what is now the A82 (Stirling Road), and led uphill, through what is now an area of housing called High Overtoun; this section survives as a path. The path meets Campbell Avenue at [[41597583]]; from there on, the avenue survives in a more recognisable form. Just before reaching Overtoun House, it leads across Overtoun Bridge (see LinkExternal link for the bridge and LinkExternal link for Overtoun House). A date stone on the bridge records the opening of the avenue, but the event took place two days later than the date inscribed there.
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Wednesday, 22 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 October, 2008
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High Overtoun 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 416 758 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9758N 4:32.2585W
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