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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Reservoir by a bridge and go up the steep avenue At the top turn right then left to go south over the west shoulder of Hare Hill then downhill slightly to cross the source of the Logan Burn in the Kitchen Moss From there climb east to the col on the south west side of West Kip then uphill to the right over Cap Law and the Monks Rig and past the Font Stone to Nine Mile Burn Part of the Monks Road has been incorporated into the waymarked Pentland Way from Dunsyre to Swanston Friends of the Pentlands produce a free Pentland Hills map which includes this old route if you d like one it is likely to be available locally or write to ScotWays at the address top right enclosing a large letter SAE and they ll post one out to you OS Landranger 65 Falkirk West Lothian Heritage Information We can not be sure of the origin of the description of this route as the Monks Road or the burn in the adjoining valley as Monks Burn With the existence of the font stone with the hill to the West being named Spittal Hill and with Spittal

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=85 (2016-02-09)
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    Path Type Drove Road Path distance 1 2km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Suitable for Bikes Suitable for horses Back to Search Route Description The first half kilometre or so is fairly steeply up hill with houses either side Eventually the track which is rather rough levels off and there are fields either side with Leadlaw Hill rising to the east and views developing to the north The last bit of the track which remains rough levels off The Roman Road Old Biggar Road at which this right of way ends has a fairly good tarmac surface The Loan is promoted along with The Catwalk as a classic circular family walk by West Linton s community website but owing to the Catwalk s steepness they do not recommend this route for unaccompanied children OS Landranger 65 Falkirk West Lothian Heritage Information The Loan has been said to be where the drove road which crossed the Pentlands via the Cauldstane Slap entered West Linton In any case the term The Loan was often given to tracks where historically drove roads came off the hills The centre of West Linton village is designated a Conservation Area Previously known as Linton the village

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=86 (2016-02-09)
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    distance 1 75km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description This lovely walk which passes through the Woodland Trust s Catwalk Den Wood lies along the very steep sided valley of the Lyne Water It is promoted along with The Loan as a classic circular family walk by West Linton s community website but owing to the Catwalk s steepness they do not recommend this route for

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=87 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Search Route Description From Dunsyre this old route heads northeast past Walton and Medwynbank At the crossing of the West Water it is met by the Boston Cottage Drove Road then continues past North Slipperfield and the West Linton Golf Course to meet the Old Biggar Road OS Landranger 65 Falkirk West Lothian and 72 Upper Clyde Valley Heritage Information This is a very important old road forming part of

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    Search Route Description OS Landranger sheet 58 Perth Alloa Auchterarder and sheet 65 Falkirk West Lothian Heritage Information This path is thought to be an old drove road and must have been very busy with cattle at one point For cattle travelling to the big Tryst at Falkirk the two main places for crossing the Forth were at Alloa and at Kincardine or Higginsneuk as it was called then It

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=89 (2016-02-09)
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    the back fences of houses then closer to the river with fields on the upper right side The path is earthy grassy and muddy in places After some 600m at a point where there is a major wooded gully on the right the path leaves the riverside and begins to climb Shortly a set of steps descends a sunken gully between rocks a footbridge crosses the burn Cock s Burn and climbs out of the gully on the other side The route then continues close to the river past the end of a footbridge which crosses over the Allan Water at NS787990 Don t cross that bridge but continue on the east side of the river the route following the edge of a field The major tributary burn Wharry Burn descending Kippenrait Glen is crossed and height is gained through a long sunken section between stone walls For the remainder of the route almost 2km the route follows a relatively level line along the length of the hillside with open fields and later Dunblane golf course on the uphill east side and woodland and the grounds of Kippenross House on the downhill west side The way is always apparent and there are no forks Eventually the route terminates by leaving the golf course and descends a flight of steps to the side of the old A9 just opposite Dunblane police station NN783009 where there is a Stirling Council white on green sign reading Darn Path OS Landranger 57 Stirling and The Trossachs Heritage Information The Darn Road was an ancient trackway that local tradition says was used by the Romans If this is true then it must be one of the oldest routes in the area It did not cross the Allan Water at all unlike the modern road which

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=90 (2016-02-09)
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    road at Coulshill This road goes down Cloan Glen to a bridge across the A9 at the east end of Auchterarder OS Landranger 58 Perth Alloa Auchterarder Heritage Information This old drove road deserves a special mention for it played no small part in the genesis of ARB Haldane s classic text The Drove Roads of Scotland In the introduction Dr Haldane describes this old road which crosses the Ochils behind his home in Auchterarder and tells us how he thought it would be of interest to trace its history Local tradition indicated that the route had been used for the droving of both cattle and sheep during the latter part of the eighteenth century and for much of the nineteenth However beyond that he knew very little and so his interest thus sparked he determined to find out more eight years of gathering information later his book was published This long established route across the Ochils is also known as Cadgersgait or Tinkers Gate Cadgergate Head is a named feature in the first edition of Ordnance Survey s 6 to the mile maps as a part of the road where it crosses from one parish to another just north of the Borland Gap between Ben Thrush and White Creich Hill The road continues on so perhaps it was known by another name on the other side of the parish boundary A Cadger was an itinerant trader who would visit householders selling wares or services A tinker was also an itinerant trader but would have been from the Gypsy Traveller community The name Tinker was at one time a respectful name as they were often tinsmiths and would tinkle as they walked tinkler gradually became Tinker which is now regarded as a derogatory name However both cadgers and Gypsy Travellers

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=91 (2016-02-09)
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    the A913 between Newburgh and Abernethy It proceeds in a south easterly direction over the railway line from Hilton Junction to Ladybank past a house known as Woodcliffe House to a point where the route intersects with the road or track leading in a northerly direction from the route to the farm buildings known as Wester Clunie Farm From this point the route continues on a south easterly direction to a point where it is opposite Bloomfield It then continues further in a south easterly direction to a point where the route intersects with a road running in a north easterly direction to Easter Clunie Farm and then to a point opposite Ninewells Farm It then follows a south easterly direction to a point which is the intersection of the route with the Q52 public road and finally continues to an undesignated public road leading from Easter Lumbennie to Newburgh at a point opposite a building known as Whinnybank OS Landranger 58 Perth Alloa Auchterarder Heritage Information This right of way is a very old carriage road that must have seen a great deal of traffic over the centuries It may have formed part of the Coronation Road between Scone

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