NX5462 : The entrance to the forest walks at Cullendoch

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Culcronchie, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The entrance to the forest walks at Cullendoch
The entrance to the forest walks at Cullendoch
This gateway is at the top end of the B796. Now the entrance to forest walks, it was once the way into Gatehouse Station.
This railway station was isolated on the high moorland, 6 miles from the town of Gatehouse of Fleet which it served. And the reason for its isolation? The owners of the Cally Estate, who owned all the land in the area, did not want a railway bringing noise and people near to their large house. So, instead of being able to bring the railwayline across the flat coastal land, the railway builders had to build up here, miles from anywhere.
It was the only way that permission would be granted to build the railway, at all!
So the Murray family were able to live in peace and quiet whilst the ordinary people had to walk or ride 6 miles [before the days of the car] to get up on the moors to their lonely railway station.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009
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Forestry entrance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 545 624 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:56.1386N 4:16.2897W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 545 624
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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