NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point

taken 7 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point
The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point
The southern side of the point is visible on the left. The large buildings on the right are part of the whisky bottling and blending plant at Kilmalid. Near the centre of the image, the escarpment of the Kilpatrick Hills is visible on the skyline.

The footpath (which is also a cycle route) on this side of the Leven bypasses the large loop that Dalquhurn Point makes in the course of the river. Compare NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point, which shows the view along the northern side of the point.
Dalquhurn Point
[dalˠˈhʌɾn] Large loops in the River Leven form two Points: Cordale Point LinkExternal link to the north, and Dalquhurn Point. Unlike Cordale Point, Dalquhurn Point shows no buildings on OS maps of any period. However, there was a railway line ("Cordale Branch") for a small locomotive, "the Pug", that ran between the Howgate, the nearby Dalquhurn Works, and the Cordale Works; the 1914 OS map shows a branch of that line leading onto Dalquhurn Point; there must therefore have been some industrial activity on the point, even if only something like shallow quarrying or the storage of materials.

Clinker, in this case from the burning of coal, underlies much of the edge of the Point; its angular fragments could serve as a cheap form of track ballast. It is particularly noticeable on the south side of the Point, where it can be seen, in quantity, eroding out of the embankment, but it can also be found on the raised eastern tip of the Point, and in places along the north side.
River Leven (Dunbartonshire)
The River Leven (Uisge Leamhna in Gaelic) is a stretch of water in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, flowing from Loch Lomond in the North to the River Clyde in the South. The total length of the river is approximately 6 miles.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Near (from Tags)
Dalquhurn 
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Leven 
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3946 7771 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.9287N 4:34.4170W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3936 7776
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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