NS4276 : Stone beside the Nature Trail

taken 6 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Stone beside the Nature Trail
Stone beside the Nature Trail
For additional context, see NS4276 : Overtoun House Nature Trail, a view in the opposite direction from the same point. The stone that appears in the foreground of the present view is the only prominent one beside this part of the path, and so it was probably in connection with this stone that a Nature Trail booklet (c.1980) made the following comment: "a standing stone nearby may have been dislodged during the construction of the avenue"; this appears to be referring merely to an upright stone, without connotations of antiquity.

The avenue referred to there is the one that leads from NS4276 : Overtoun House and Overtoun Bridge to NS4176 : Campbell Avenue, High Overtoun; it is shown in NS4176 : Avenue to Overtoun House, and its construction dates from around the same time as the bridge, which was completed in 1895.
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
Saturday, 13 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4216 7609 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1100N 4:31.7675W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4216 7609
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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