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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    770 Geographical area Strathclyde and Lanarkshire Path Type Path distance 0 8km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From the B802 follow the path along the south side of the quarry parkland eastwards to the Coach Road Kilsyth OS Landranger 64 Glasgow or OS Explorer 348 Campsie Fells Heritage Information This track which runs along the south side of Auchinstarry Quarry park to meet the Coach

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=399 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Campsies map leaflet showing this old route and other paths in the area To get your hands on one simply send us an SAE c o ScotWays see address top right and we ll post one out to you Turn off the Kilsyth to Carronbridge Tak Ma Doon road at Berryhill Farm and go to the left east at a gate immediately before the farm buildings The old track is mainly a grass covered path which fords the Banton Burn and continues past Drumnessie before reaching Glenhead Farm Glenhead is very much a working farm so if the farmyard is in use our surveyor recommends bypassing the farm area round the north uphill side Continue down the farm road to reach High Banton If you wish to continue onwards from High Banton there are two main options The upland farm route heads generally east and north east to meet the local authority boundary beside Bottomhead Reservoir where there is a gate The track passes the derelict Bottomhead Farm and emerges just west of the Drumbowie Reservoir We do not have a recent survey of this eastern half of the route although from afar we have seen people using sections of

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=400 (2016-02-09)
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    Road Path distance 5km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Newsflash The Heritage Paths Campsie Fells Project is very pleased to announce that we have a lovely Campsies map leaflet showing this old route and others in the area To get your hands on one simply write to us enclosing an SAE c o ScotWays see address top right and we ll post one out to you From the A811 1km east of Buchlyvie head south southeast along the farm track which leads to Badenkep After Badenkep the route has been reported as extremely churned up by tractors etc After turning east southeast gate the track becomes fainter and there is no obvious appearance of another track from the north which is marked on the OS Explorer 1 25 000 map A very vague track heads southeast to the plantation which it meets at a gate and stile which indicates the former presence of the route The whole section from Badenkep to this point is very boggy The route then becomes a track between the trees until it reaches a gate at the other side of the forest which in turn becomes a farm track across

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=401 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    it leaves the loch There is a good track following the river eastword For the best part of 1km it keeps fairly close to the river diverging only gradually until the burn coming down from the gap between Altrieve Rig and White Law is met The RoW goes through this gap and very soon the buildings of Altrieve are seen ahead A good track leaves the farm to go up fairly steeply towards B709 crossing it and taking a track southwards towards the headwaters of the Birkendale Burn which it leaves to the left hand side As it leaves the road this track is quite rough higher up it is grassy changing direction frequently It is important to leave the Birkendale Burn to the left in order to follow the true left of the Crosslee Burn down to the Selkirk road As the path track changes direction it should be noted that it is never far from due south OS Landranger 73 Peeble Galashiels surrounding area and 79 Hawick Eskdale area Heritage Information Local tradition has it that this is an old drove road presumably used by cattle heading south However the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland decided that the Bridge Road was unrelated to a similar drove road and was not used for droving They wrote that the route used for droving headed south on the same route as far as Altrieve but then followed Altrieve Burn to Hartlea and then forked left to head due soiuth through the forestry before Windy House The drovers would then have rejoined what is now the current road to Tushielaw There are a line of cairns running up the north ridge of Altrieve Rig which were to help the drovers navigate Ordnance Survey name them as Shepherds Cairns

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=402 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    2 3km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Suitable for Bikes Back to Search Route Description Start on the Queenzieburn road out of Twechar just north of the Forth Clyde canal towpath Go east along this signed and surfaced footpath over a footbridge across the River Kelvin then along the bank of the Kelvin past a nature reserve and community woodland to meet the B802 Croy road at Auchinstarry Quarry The route forms part of a network of paths surrounding the Dumbreck Nature Reserve OS Landranger 64 Glasgow or OS Explorer 348 Campsie Fells Heritage Information This relatively short stretch of former mineral line forms part of an extensive system of such lines that connected the Twechar Pits Dumbreck Pit Haughs Pit Auchinstarry Quarry gravel workings at Cadgers Sheugh and the Kelvin Valley Railway They date from a time when the Kilsyth area was a major centre for the mining and processing of coal ironstone and whinstone This route runs along the bed of a mineral line that once started in Twechar crossed the canal via a swing bridge and crossed the Queenzieburn road at the start of the present path The line was used for small mineral railway engines called

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=403 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Paths Campsie Fells Project is very pleased to announce that we have produced a lovely Campsies map leaflet showing this route and other paths in the area To get your hands on one simply send us an SAE c o ScotWays see address top right and we ll post one out to you This route past the Laird s Loup shares its first kilometre or so with the Chapman s Road The path from NS717788 shown on the OS 1 25 000 map is not apparent on the ground but there is a gate at this point and it is possible to walk round the boundary fence of the field to a gate at NS716792 where there are slight traces of an old metalled road if you look closely At NS715795 this route diverges from the line of the Chapman s Road and heads north west eventually reaching the edge of the Carron Valley Forest at NS696811 As we ve had mixed reports of the condition of this route we hope to resurvey it soon and will then update this route description From here either retrace yoursteps or explore the Campsie Ridge Route Heading west along the ridge will give you the opportunity to return south via Johnnie s Dam Path from the Birkenburn Reservoir Alternatively head east and either turn south at the Chapman s Graves to pick up the Chapman s Road or travel over Tomtain to reach the Tak Ma Doon Road OS Landranger 64 Glasgow or OS Explorer 348 Campsie Fells Heritage Information This route presently forms a good circular walking route from Kilsyth up the Tak Ma Doon Road over Tomtain and Garrel Hill and back again via the Laird s Loup Its recreational history stretches back to at least Victorian times with the fashion

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=404 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    the B727 east of Gatehouse of Fleet head along the access track to Drumwall The right of way follows the track crossing Irelandton Moor to Carse Beyond Carse head south along the public road for 500m to reach the turn off on the left for Mark The Military Road is said to have followed the Spout Glen but our most recent survey indicates that it is extremely steep and thickly wooded Instead we suggest following the minor road to Stick Bridge However a Council waymarked path is said to run between Stick Bridge and Low Barcaple and as this appears to be on the line of the route it may reward further investigation Newsflash route update coming soon Heritage Information This old right of way forms part of a droving route but has also seen other uses in its long history The route across Irelandton Moor was used by Covenanters in the seventeenth century and it also served as a military road from 1755 to 1780 Unlike other military roads built in the mid eighteenth century this road was not built for the Hanoverians to gain advantage over the Jacobites but to aid troop movements to Ireland The road originally stretched 105 miles from Bridge of Sark to Portpatrick and much of the old road lies under the A75 Three sections further west are also described on this website the Corse of Slakes a short section just west of Newton Stewart and a longer section from Ardachie into Glenluce Roy s Military Survey 1747 1755 shows that a route existed here before the military road was built it is labelled as Road from Portpatrick to Minigaff and Ferrytoun of Cree c to Dumfries What happened was that such roads were re constructed and re aligned in places by the military

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=405 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description At the church road end the route is signposted Tresta Beach Follow the road southwest past the church on its south side where it becomes a track skirting the beach Ahead the track can be seen as a ledge ascending the hill A track still crosses the moss of Lamb Hoga Old maps show its alignment somewhat more to the northeast taking the

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=406 (2016-02-09)
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