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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    heading generally southwards on the minor public road for 9km via Pilmuir and Dodburn to Dod NT473059 Then go south uphill on a good track and along a forest ride and edge by the Thieves Road over Dod Rig and down to join the forest road soon crossing Priesthaugh Burn Follow this track for 800m to a quarried scree slope at NT474009 where from the far top edge a path climbs ESE to a ride which leads south to open ground beyond the gate on the watershed NT473003 Continue down Swire Knowe by the Queen s Mire to Braidliehope ruin and Hermitage Water Then go uphill from Dinley then SE by Flowsware Rig Thief Sike and west of Hartsgarth to Redheugh to reach Hermitage Bridge Smiddy Brig NY496896 from where it is 2 5km by road to Newcastleton Copshaw Holm OS Landranger 79 Hawick Eskdale Heritage Information Mary Queen of Scots used the Thieves Road in October 1566 to travel from Jedburgh to Hermitage Castle to see Bothwell who had been badly injured in a border skirmish She rode there and back in a day and there s a well worn tale that the journey was that of a scandal

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    0km Accessibility info Back to Search Route Description Head south from near Carterhouse Farm by an old road to the disused quarry and then a forestry road which ascends to the Border at Carter Fell Beyond the border continue south to Limestone Knowe 549m From there go by the march fence by Grey Mare s Knowe then descend due south to Kielder Head and south west by a good forest

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    with occassional sections of bog The Drumtie Burn is quite a deep drainage ditch now so it s best to leave the field boundary before reaching Little Drumtie and head south west towards the corner of the plantation at 568 904 Once you ve crossed the Drumtie Burn and reached the corner of the plantation you meet a wall and merely have to cross this and follow it into Balfron It gets quite boggy in places closer in to Balfron The route is only really a field boundary these days OS Landranger 57 Stirling The Trossachs area Heritage Information The religious history of Buchlyvie and Balfron parishes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is a complicated one This route across the moor appears to have played its part in enabling each congregation to attend the church of their particular denomination The story told locally is that after the 1843 Disruption brought about a split in the Church of Scotland which resulted in the formation of the Free Church of Scotland Buchlyvie folk wishing to dissociate themselves from the established Church of Scotland had no church building to go to as there was no Free Church there A Free Church is known to have been built in Buchlyvie in 1876 so until that time it is thought that the Free Church goers walked this old route across Buchlyvie and Ballindalloch Moors to join the services held in Balfron s Free Church However the history of travelling across Buchlyvie Muir for religious reasons predates the Disruption The First Secession in 1732 resulted in the formation of the Associate Presbytery and a church of this denomination was built at Edinbellie in the parish of Balfron in 1739 Some of this church s congregation are known to have been resident in the parish of

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    sign and turn to the right directly before the row of houses After 100m or so take a turn to the east and follow this track over the Dasher Bridge till you get to the minor road from Inch of Leckie to Craigend Go south west along the road for around 1km till you get to the turn off for the Spout of Ballochleam at NS657927 Follow the farm track to Ballochleam Farm It passes to the east of the farmhouse and continues along a farm track There is an openable gate across the track and from here the track follows the Boquhan Burn up the Spout of Ballochleam The route continues along the track in a south east direction There is a ford crossing Gourlay s Burn and then follows a well defined track to Burnfoot Farm which is now a ruin From the farm the route crosses the Burnfoot Burn where the Heritage Paths project has built a bridge alongside the ford so crossing should no longer be difficult There is no defined path from Burnfoot south for a couple of hundred metres until you meet the track to the windfarm Follow this till you get to the bridge over the Endrick and there is then a choice of routes You can either walk along the east bank of the Endrick following the signs till you enter the plantation at NS684866 and end at the road north of Sir John de Graham s Castle Or you can cross the Endrick and follow the windfarm road until it meets the B818 at Todholes OS Landranger 57 Stirling The Trossachs area Heritage Information Grassom s 1817 map clearly shows this route running from the north as far as Burnfoot Backside is marked where the sheep enclosure lies today and Gourlay

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    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 Polmaddy Pack Road Start location Polmaddy NX 592 878 End location A713 bridge over Water of Deugh NX 568 929 Geographical area Path Type Path distance 7 5km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    along it Continuing this way you cross a very nice old bridge and then meet a pair of imposing gateposts with signs pointing you away from the road for the Craigs Follow these signs if you wish to go to the Craigs but continue forward if you are intending to walk the old carriageway the route is a core path and right of way so you are within your access rights to continue After a while you ll reach a point where there is a turn off to Old Sauchie which is now private housing The old road does not use this turn off but continues on an obvious track south west but soon after leaves the track for a much wilder section The Land Rover track takes a tight turn to the right but the old road continues straight ahead and is still bounded by the old stone walls that have defined it for hundreds of years Few people walk this now but it is mostly still perfectly accessible but for the odd fallen tree that you have to walk around After a while you meet a gate and go onto another well used track Follow this south west and you pass a house with a private sign This is actually a recorded right of way and you are within your access rights to continue on the old road Sadly there are a number of locked gates on this section Continue on this route which is still obvious by the boundary walls and you ll get to a barbed wire fence that you need to cross to get into a slightly boggy section in forestry After a short piece of bog you get to a track that is used for tree extraction and so very accessible and the old

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=387 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    you Go north from Queenzieburn by road uphill to Corrie Beyond there a well used track continues up to the Birkenburn Reservoir The route is easily distinguished and has been relatively recently upgraded It heads north and then north west up over the Kilsyth Hills in the direction of the Meikle Bin to the Birkenburn reservoir The views both to the north and south are excellent and the reservoir is in a picturesque setting This route can be extended via Meikle Bin to the Carron Valley Cross the dam and continue north alongside a fence for about 200m until it meets another fence at right angles Go west along it for almost 300m to a third fence going north and follow this down to the edge of the mature forest at NS673812 where a ride leads to a forest road Follow this down to the south side of the Carron Valley Reservoir As it has been noted that the forestry paths and tracks shown on many maps do not necessarily reflect what is on the ground this Carron Valley Walking Trails leaflet is recommended Another way to extend the route is to again continue north from the dam to the forestry However instead of heading through the forestry as above head east along the Campsie Ridge route over Garrel Hill and Tomtain to reach the Tak ma Doon Road OS Landranger 64 Glasgow Motherwell Airdrie plus OS Landranger 57 Stirling The Trossachs area if continuing to the Carron Valley Reservoir Heritage Information Johnnie s Dam is a local name for the Birkenburn Reservoir which was built in 1830 to regulate the flow of the Garrel Burn Water from Johnnie s Dam follows a complicated route from the dam down the Garrel to Garrel Mill where it is intercepted by a

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    a stream and at times water rushes down it as if it were The trees thin out after about 100 yards and there is a more level grassy section between fields It then rises very steeply again straight up the contours between lush undergrowth and trees to a fence and stile This leads into unfenced grassy scrubland but still a well defined bottomed track which veers right after about 100 yards Further on is an left fork but keep straight on more or less level along the hillside with superb views to the right The path narrows to single track through cattle grazing and there is another narrow fork left but the main path keeps on curves round and crosses a stream before reaching Peathill Wood at a gate and a stile Cross into the wood where the path is narrow and very enclosed but still bottomed There are quite a lot of wild flowers including orchids bird s foot trefoil silverweed ragged robin and so on After about 100 yards a similar track goes off right which is another right of way but our path continues through the wood to a T junction Here left leads to the trig

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