NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point

taken 10 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point
The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point
The same stretch of the river is viewed in the opposite direction in NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point.

The houses visible ahead, in the distance, belong to a housing development, part of it still under construction when this picture was taken, at Dalquhurn.
Dalquhurn Point

[dalˠˈhʌɾn] Large loops in the River Leven form two Points: Cordale Point 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, suggesting that it may also have been used to form the embankment, or as infill if the interior of the Point was quarried for sand, as happened in other places nearby (at the southern end of the Dalquhurn works, at Pillanflatt, and at Mains of Cardross Farm).

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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Thursday, 24 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 30 March, 2011
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Dalquhurn 
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Leven 
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River   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3940 7785 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0029N 4:34.4796W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3953 7785
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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