NS4377 : Ancient trackway

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Ancient trackway
Ancient trackway
For a view in the opposite direction, and for further details, see NS4377 : Ancient trackway.

In the present picture, the track is the hollow way that leads away from the lower-left corner of the image; there are similar features nearby, running parallel to it. At first sight, it might easily be taken for the course of a dried-up burn, but that is not the case. Instead, this is part of an extended system of tracks that leads at least as far as Meikle White Hill (NS4478).

Black Wood is in the middle distance, on the left. Slightly closer, on the right, is a greenish area. This is part of the enclosure associated with an ancient farmstead (see Link for details). The tracks pass very close to the enclosure.

The River Clyde is a more distant feature of the background.
Network of old limestone industry tracks :: NS4379
A very extensive network of ancient tracks on the moors in West Dunbartonshire links old quarries, ruined lime-kilns, and other sites connected with the local limestone-burning industry, which flourished in the 18th century. See Link for a Geograph article about the network, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of it.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4302 7794 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1232N 4:31.0066W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4306 7796
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Other Tags
Limestone Industry  Braided Trackway  Archaeology 

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