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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    road south up Glen Afton for 9km to Afton Reservoir and continue on its west bank to its south end Keep south up the Afton Water and go over the col on the west side of Alhang then down the Holm Burn crossing it to the path on the east slope of Mid Hill of Glenhead and down the glen to Nether Holm of Dalquhairn where it links up with the old route from Sanquhar to Stronpatrick OS Landranger 71 Lanark Upper Nithsdale and 77 Dalmellington to New Galloway Heritage Information This route is shown as a road on Captain Armstrong Son s A New Map of Ayrshire 1775 and is clearly marked on Ainslie s Map of the Southern Part of Scotland 1821 However John Thomson s Atlas of Scotland 1832 shows the route not extending towards Nether Holm but instead more directly towards Lorg NS668008 Later still the route s alignment in Glen Afton is likely to have been in part affected by the damming of the Afton Water in the mid 1930s to form the Afton Reservoir On the slopes of Altry Hill above where this old road from Ayrshire meets the route between Sanquhar and Stroanpatrick is a natural feature known as Whigs Hole NS670000 The Old Statistical Account 1791 1799 for the Parish of Dalry describes it thus In the farm of Altrye near the top of a hill there is a trench which seems to have been digged capable of holding about 100 people As in this trench one has a view of two different roads at a considerable distance without being observed by those persons who travel upon them the Whigs or Cameronians as they are usually styled are said to have frequently made use of it during the time of the persecution

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    and Access Society 24 Annandale Street Edinburgh EH7 4AN T 0131 558 7123 F 0131 558 1222 email facebook twitter flickr Join Us Donate SEARCH BY MAP ADVANCED SEARCH Coffin Road Bealach Eorabhat South Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Bealach Breac The Speckled Pass Old Post Road Start location Alisary NM 741 795 End location Inverailort NM 762 814 Geographical area Path Type Path distance 0km

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    survey for this route so if you walk it we d be very pleased to hear from you OS Landranger 71 Lanark Upper Nithsdale and 77 Dalmellington to New Galloway Heritage Information The OS 6 map first edition clearly shows this old route in its entirety variously marked as a Drove Road and a Foot Path Settlements quarries gravel pits and sheepfolds are strung along it Cadger s Knowe is perhaps placename evidence of the route s former usage Although this route is not marked as a road on Roy s military mapping settlements can be seen along its length It is said to be shown as a road on Armstrong s map of Ayrshire 1773 On the slopes of Altry Hill above where this old route meets the old Glen Afton road from New Cumnock in Ayrshire is a natural feature known as Whigs Hole NS670000 The Old Statistical Account 1791 1799 for the Parish of Dalry describes it thus In the farm of Altrye near the top of a hill there is a trench which seems to have been digged capable of holding about 100 people As in this trench one has a view of two different roads

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    on the south east slope of Drummond s Knowe A forest road leads on to Fingland where there is a choice to either head southwards to Sanquhar 28km in total or to continue to Wanlockhead If the latter from Fingland the line of the old drove road goes east up the slopes on the south side of Spango Water but after 1 5km the track peters out head for a gate in the drystane dyke to the east and regain the track on the north side of Shiel Hill at a height of almost 430m Continue along the south side of Lamb Knowe and descend to Spango Bridge on the B740 between Sanquhar and Crawfordjohn From that point 400m north east of Spango Bridge go south east by Clackleith and follow a track through the forest round the south side of Duntercleugh Rig where the Southern Upland Way is joined to descend to Duntercleugh and continue up the Wanlock Water to Wanlockhead An alternative to the forestry track from Spango Bridge towards Wanlockhead is to fork left through a field gate before the concrete bridge over the Wanlock Water and go up its east bank to rejoin the route at NS850150 thence continue to Wanlockhead OS Landranger 71 Lanark Upper Nithsdale area Heritage Information This old drove road and cart track was a boon to communication in its day Heading south from Muirkirk droves could get all the way to Sanquhar leaving this route at Fingland or going by Blackgannoch and Spango could reach Wanlockhead Hailed as a great new road in the Old Statistical Account 1793 the improved stretch from Muirkirk to Sanquhar formed part of a longer route linking Glasgow with Dumfries Earlier in the seventeenth century this old route is said to have proved valuable to the

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    the Enterkin Pass between Lowther Hill and East Mount Lowther Descend by the west bank of the Enterkin Burn for 3km until it turns west at Glenvalentine From there climb south up the track from the burn to the ridge ahead Then keep going south down this ridge with spectacular views of Enterkin Glen to join the metalled road near Inglestone Continue by the public road via Muiryhill turning west to the A76 Nithsdale road and Enterkinfoot To reach Durisdeermill turn east immediately on reaching the road near Inglestone and take the track past Eastside to join the A702 Dalveen Pass road OS Landranger 78 Nithsdale Annandale area Heritage Information The Enterkin Pass is an old route north crossing the Lowthers to Leadhills and so onwards to Glasgow There is some debate about its age it is often referred to as being medieval in date One theory is that it was specially made to carry lead from the mines to Dumfries and may date to the early sixteenth century It appears to have been the main route between Douglas and Dumfries by 1646 On 29th July 1684 the Enterkin Pass was the scene of a dramatic rescue Soldiers escorting prisoners from Dumfries via Thornhill to Edinburgh were ambushed at Glenvalentine by Covenanters It is reported that there were casualties on both sides and most of the prisoners escaped Five of the Covenanters involved were caught soon after within three weeks they had been executed in Edinburgh Daniel Defoe in A Tour Thro the Whole Island of Great Britain 1726 described the pass thus Enterkin the frightfullest pass and most dangerous that I met with between that and Penmenmuir in North Wales The Enterkin was still regarded as important enough to be marked on Roy s Military Survey 1747 55 It

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    NS 951 132 End location Thornhill NX 879 956 Geographical area Strathclyde and Lanarkshire Dumfries and Galloway Path Type Path distance 25 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From the A702 at Watermeetings take the road to the Daer Reservoir for 7km to Kirkhope Cleuch where there is good parking Proceed S for 5km past Kirkhope by a rough track and SW up Thick Cleuch

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    Digital Routes Heritage Paths Daerhead to Kirkpatrick Start location Daerhead NS 961 031 End location Kirkpatrick NX 904 907 Geographical area Strathclyde and Lanarkshire Dumfries and Galloway Path Type Path distance 17 6km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From the Daer Reservoir go S to Kirkhope and continue by a track up the valley to Daerhead Continue almost due S to the col Daer Hass

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    down to the railway viaduct There are no signs Go under the viaduct either north of a ruined building and along the river bank or south of the ruined building and into a cattle field Continue through the field keeping the Mennock Water on your left to a gate at a hardstanding where the cattle are fed Go through the gate and a short distance along a surfaced track to the B797 Cross the B797 climb over a fence then ascend steeply up a grass slope to meet a grass track running north to south There are no signs at the B797 crossing but you will notice a large disused quarry on your right Proceed up the track to the col between Overtown Hill and Mennock Mill Heights where there is a finger post sign saying public footpath to view point Continue east over open grass land past a sheep fank Next pass a new plantation on your left and then a distinctive T shaped plantation on your right There are several fences some electrified to cross and a very wet area at Brewster s Burn Cross Glendauchan Burn then climb the north side of Waldtree Knowes There is no path on this section of the route Continue east over open grassland cross Breckagh Burn then go slightly downhill until you meet a new Land Rover track Follow this track downhill and over the Mar Burn to meet a well made hardcore track Head eastward to just before the disused farm steading at Glenim then turn north along the east side of Cock Hill to Bught Hass There is a series of grouse butts at Bught Hass From there a distinct path contours round the west slope of Threehope Height The path is narrow but well trodden and easily distinguished

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