NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point

taken 8 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point
The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point
The northern side of the point is visible on the right. Compare NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point, which was taken only a few metres from this spot, but which shows the view along the southern side of the point.

Although it is not visible in the present photograph, there is an old embankment on the right-hand bank of the river, beginning at roughly the spot from which the picture was taken, and extending for some distance. One section of it has collapsed, corresponding to the large notch in the line of the riverbank in the immediate foreground. Compare NS3977 : Old embankment (detail), a very similar nearby section of embankment that probably dates from around the same period.

For the same part of the river as shown in the present photograph, but viewed in the opposite direction, see NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn 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)
Wednesday, 23 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3948 7786 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0099N 4:34.4031W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3935 7781
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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