NS4278 : Moorland near Maryland Farm

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Moorland near Maryland Farm
Moorland near Maryland Farm
The area shown here is on the high ground between the valley of the Spouts Burn (to the SE) and NS4278 : Auchenreoch Glen (to the NW).

I examined the small greenish area in the middle distance, shown at the centre of the photo, which was a little higher than its surroundings. It turned out to be higher because it is flanked by some old tracks.

There is a braid of tracks here; these, in turn, are just part of a very extensive system that evidently connected sites related to the local limestone industry (active here mainly in the eighteenth century). The tracks at this point lead directly north-east; at a point about 1.6km in that direction, the braid of tracks combines into a single deeper track, which is much more visible: NS4379 : Ancient trackway (that item explains where the system of tracks can be viewed more clearly on satellite imagery).

In the background of the present photograph, a hawthorn tree, right of centre, stands on an NS4277 : Old field boundary. Distant Glen Finlas (centred on NS3289) is behind and just to the left of the tree). Considerably nearer, in the left-hand side of the image, are Carman Hill (NS3779) and neighbouring muirs.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4234 7817 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2337N 4:31.6677W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4235 7816
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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