NS3977 : Footpath beside River Leven

taken 12 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Footpath beside River Leven
Footpath beside River Leven
(This picture shows the path before the improvements described in the end-note had taken place.)

A cycle route follows the western bank of the River Leven all the way from Balloch to Dumbarton (although it bypasses the loops of Cordale Point and Dalquhurn Point).

However, the eastern bank, shown here, has no equivalent path along its full length. (Another section of footpath on the eastern bank is NS3976 : Footpath on eastern bank of the River Leven, but that is not joined to the footpath shown here.)

The footpath shown in this photograph can be followed north-west to the footbridge that crosses the Leven, NS3878 : Renton Bridge, and some way beyond it.

However, in the opposite direction (as shown here), the path does not follow the river bank much further, but leads instead to an open area that contains large mounds of rubble: NS3977 : Former site of walled garden of Strathleven House.

From there, turning left and then walking only a few metres leads to the road that encircles the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate; alternatively, continuing in the original direction takes the walker towards nearby Strathleven House: NS3978 : Strathleven House.
Strathleven Walk :: NS3978

This near-circular signposted woodland walk was created in 2013 by upgrading existing paths. It is almost 2 kilometres long, and it follows the bank of the River Leven around the edge of the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate.

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
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009
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River (from Tags)
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Vale of Leven Industrial Estate 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3921 7790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0260N 4:34.6638W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3918 7792
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