NS3681 : Gate on the Stoneymollan Road footpath

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Gate on the Stoneymollan Road footpath
Gate on the Stoneymollan Road footpath
The path shown here is part of a footpath from Balloch to Cardross.

Until just a few months before this picture was taken, this was a densely-shaded path through the forest, with trees on both sides (see NS3681 : Entering the woods). Now, the area of forestry to the north of the footpath has been cleared, as well as part of the area to the south. Specifically, the remaining forested area, on the south of the path, extends from the gate shown here to the following point: NS3581 : Logging in progress.

Towards the right-hand edge of the present picture, some vehicles, still engaged in moving logs, can be seen.

The trees to the left (south) were cleared in the second half of 2015: see NS3681 : The Stoneymollan Road.
The Stoneymollan Road
This route from Balloch to the clachan of Kirkton was an old coffin road (see LinkExternal link for details); its destination was the burial ground at St Mahew's Chapel LinkExternal link near Cardross. The eastern part of this old road lies upon one of several parallel ridges; the underlying geology must therefore have played an important role in determining its course.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 March, 2009
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Gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3620 8174 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.0329N 4:37.6943W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3621 8174
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