NS3878 : Path through the woods

taken 9 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Path through the woods
Path through the woods
This path leads uphill from NS3878 : Upper Carman Road to the foot of NS3878 : The Hundred Steps. This path through the woods, the Hundred Steps, and the NS3878 : Old road at the top of the latter path, are all part of a single old route, one that is shown on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1860).

In the present picture, a little burn runs just to the right (north) of the path.
Remains of a road

An old road ascended the slopes to the west of Renton and passed the southern end of Carman Loch (as it was known before it became a reservoir). A path ascending through the woods is part of the old road, but the most visible remains are on the flat muir to the south-east of the reservoir, where the road is bounded by two parallel gorse-bearing ridges spaced about 14 metres apart. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view with marker pins on the line of the road.

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3844 7827 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2098N 4:35.4165W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3846 7826
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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