NS9443 : The Carstairs meanders from the air

taken 10 months ago, near to Pettinain, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

The Carstairs meanders from the air
The Carstairs meanders from the air
Looking upstream, Carstairs Junction village is visible on the left.
The Carstairs Meanders :: NS9643
One of the best locations in the UK to see active meanders and the development of an alluvial floodplain is on the River Clyde, south of Carstairs. The Clyde is joined by Medwin Water at this point, an area which is known as 'The Meetings'.

Unlike the lower reaches of the Clyde, the area around Carstairs has not been subjected to a great deal of river Engineering, which makes this set of meanders comparatively rare in the UK.

Several meanders and oxbow lakes can be seen here, as can some dry river channels on both rivers. Best appreciated from the air.

Compare the meanders in the photos with the OS map surveyed in 1858 LinkExternal link to see the considerable changes in course which have taken place since then.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Air transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 944 437 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.5438N 3:40.7878W
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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