NX5358 : Corse O' Slakes road

taken 4 years ago, near to Glen, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Corse O' Slakes road
Corse O' Slakes road
The name of this road is old Scots - 'Corse' means a crossing, 'Slake' is an old Galloway word meaning an opening in the higher part of a hill where it becomes less steep and forms a sort of pass.
This is a very ancient route between western Galloway and the Fleet valley - in places there is evidence to suggest that there may have once been a Roman road across here. The military road built in 1763 between Gretna and Portpatrick in order to speed the movement of troops to Ireland in times of unrest also came this way.
The route of the modern road, seen here as it passes round the northern shoulder of Stronach Hill, diverges from that of the Old Military Road which takes a more southerly route across the 'slake' between Stronach Hill and Cambret Hill.
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Monday, 12 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 May, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 5345 5875 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.1148N 4:17.2239W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 5275 5844
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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