NS4174 : Path from the Dumbuck House Hotel

taken 3 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Path from the Dumbuck House Hotel
Path from the Dumbuck House Hotel
This is the northeastern end of the path referred to in the end-note (see NS4174 : Start of a path to the Dumbuck House Hotel for a view in the opposite direction from the same point.

The busy A82 is just beyond the gateposts that are slightly right of centre. The nearer path running across the width of the image is a cycle path (NCN 7) and footpath.

As for the building standing left of centre, the first-edition OS map (1860) shows a building there, marked "Lodge", presumably that of NS4174 : The Dumbuck House Hotel, which is at the other end of the path. The lodge is now a private dwelling, and I have therefore tried to show it here in a way that is not intrusive.

The first-edition map shows a road leading from the lodge to Dumbuck House (as it then was), although a railway line (now long gone) was by then cutting across the middle of the road between lodge and house (Dumbuck House pre-dates that railway line).

The road between the lodge and the house is now a right of way, a footpath from the cycle route (NCN 7) to what is now a hotel. The course of the railway line that used to cut across the road between the lodge and Dumbuck House corresponds to the line of a road (not a public one) that cuts across the middle of the path, as shown in NS4174 : Path from the Dumbuck House Hotel; that road is employed in connection with the bonded warehouses in that area.

The cycle path elsewhere follows the trackbed of the old railway line, but not here, on account of the presence of the bonded warehouses. That is clearly seen on the 1:25000 map, where NCN 7 is marked with orange dots; the above account explains why it deviates here.
Path to the Dumbuck House Hotel

This is one of West Dunbartonshire's core paths. It is 294 metres long, with a cycle path (NCN 7) at its northeastern end, and the Dumbuck House Hotel at the southwestern end. It passes between some bonded warehouses on the way. It was originally a road between Dumbuck House and its lodge; the former lodge (NS41667473) is now a private dwelling.

National Cycle Network Route 7 :: NX7662

The Lochs and Glens (North) route covers 214 miles from Inverness to Glasgow. The Lochs and Glens (South) covers 193 miles from Glasgow to Carlisle via the Ayrshire coast, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. It continues east as the Coast to Coast C2C route to Sunderland.

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Date Taken
Friday, 23 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 March, 2018
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Former (from Tags)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4165 7472 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.3621N 4:32.2087W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4163 7468
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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