NS4276 : Footbridge over the Overtoun Burn

taken 8 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Footbridge over the Overtoun Burn
Footbridge over the Overtoun Burn
The woodland walks (called the Nature Trail) in the estate of NS4276 : Overtoun House feature a number of footbridges. Many of these were originally built in 1976-77 as part of a job creation scheme, but a number have subsequently been rebuilt (that is not any reflection on the original bridges; these simply deteriorated through age and use, and because of the very damp climate).

Here, the burn flows across hard Spout of Ballagan sandstone (Overtoun House is made of the same material). This bridge is only a short distance upstream from a waterfall called NS4276 : Spardie Linn, which was created when the burn deeply eroded the softer material beneath the sandstone.

See NS4276 : Footbridge over the Overtoun Burn for a later picture.
Overtoun House Nature Trail :: NS4175
Locally, the woodland walks within the Overtoun Estate are still collectively known as "the Nature Trail", in memory of the fact that they used to be laid out as a nature trail with numbered marker posts (the Nature Trail, made with funds left over from the Quality of Life Experiment, officially opened on the 26th of April 1980). New waymarkers were added, both here and in the adjacent Lang Craigs Woodland ( Link ), in May 2015. For more on the Nature Trail, see Overtoun House: Link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 17 December, 2011
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Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4231 7601 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0698N 4:31.6207W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4230 7601
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