NS4074 : Dumbarton Foreshore Walk

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

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Dumbarton Foreshore Walk
Dumbarton Foreshore Walk
The path turns here to follow the western side of NS4074 : Gruggies Burn; see NS4074 : Dumbarton Foreshore Walk for a view from a little further back. On the far side of the burn, and forming the skyline, NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry is at the centre, the distant Erskine Bridge is on the right, and the escarpment of the Long Crags is left of centre.
Gruggies Burn :: NS4075

This burn in Dumbarton arises from the confluence of the Garshake and Overtoun Burns. In the past, some have linked its name to Bishop William Scroggie, but it is far more likely that it takes its name from the Grugie family who, in the 17th century, lived near the point where the turnpike road (on the line of what is now Dumbarton Road) crossed the burn by means of a bridge that was shown as "Grugiesbrigg" on Roy's Military Survey; the family name is now associated with the burn as a whole. The burn flows into the Clyde a little to the east of Dumbarton Rock. The prominent deep channel there on the shore was dredged by Blackburn Aircraft, who had a factory nearby, and who transported their completed machines across the Clyde by barge.

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Date Taken
Friday, 16 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Landmark (from Tags)
Erskine Bridge  Dumbuck Quarry  The Long Crags 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4034 7445 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.1907N 4:33.4561W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4032 7445
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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