NS7277 : Meeting of the waters

taken 8 years ago, near to Croy, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Meeting of the waters
Meeting of the waters
The Shawend Burn flowing from the left meets the Kelvin Burn on the right in the upper Kelvin Valley. This is the second of a few confluences where the Kelvin is the minor waterway but somehow manages to be the retained name.
Notes on this burn
This burn flows off Yellow Muir in the Kilsyth Hills in an easterly then south-easterly direction before crossing the Tak-ma-doon Road where it falls off a precipice and tumbles past old lime pits at Berryhill. It then resumes a south-easterly course past the ruins of Drumnessie and tumbling through some cascades. From there it twists and meanders in an easterly course to Glenhead where it cuts through a deep gorge skirting High Banton and falls to the south to Low Banton. There it joins with the Craigdouffie Burn NS7479 : Meeting of the waters, Banton and with the Drum Burn soon after NS7479 : Banton, meeting of the waters.
The three burns becoming one is known as the East End Burn to Bantonians. From this confluence it is a short south-westerly course to Townhead Reservoir (or Banton Loch) whence it is lost in expanse.
The burn escapes from the reservoir NS7378 : Kilsyth Battlefield, Townhead Reservoir and is then known by its historical name - the Shawend Burn although locals also call it the Top Lade.
To be continued ....
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 February, 2010
Watercourse > Confluence   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 729 772 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2667N 4:2.2361W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 729 772
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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