NS4886 : National Cycle Network Route 7

taken 10 days ago, near to Croftamie, Stirling, Scotland

National Cycle Network Route 7
National Cycle Network Route 7
A patch of greater bird's-foot trefoil, Lotus pedunculatus, at the side of the path. The route follows the line of the former Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.
Forth and Clyde Junction Railway :: NS5694

This line, now completely dismantled, covered a distance of 31 miles from Balloch, through Drymen Station (in Croftamie), to Stirling.

In 1853, Royal Assent was given to an Act of Parliament "for making a Railway commencing by a Junction with the Scottish Central Railway at Stirling, and terminating by a Junction with the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Railway at Alexandria, to be called the 'Forth and Clyde Junction Railway'".

The railway opened in 1856. Passenger services ended for most of the line in 1934, although sections remained open for goods traffic until 1965. See LinkExternal link (at RAILSCOT) for further details, and LinkExternal link (at the same site) for a detailed chronology.

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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Richard Sutcliffe   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 8 July, 2024   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 July, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4808 8638 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.7666N 4:26.4337W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4807 8638
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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