NS3878 : Old road

taken 11 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Old road
Old road
This is the same old road as shown in NS3778 : Old road from Carman Muir to Renton, but viewed in the opposite direction.

As the present photograph shows, its remains are in the form of two gorse-covered ridges, about 14 metres apart, with a flat area between them. For a view from further ahead, see NS3778 : Old road. The road led towards Carman Farm, near the foot of the hill visible in the background, at the extreme right; it is Carman Hill (NS3779), where the Carman Cattle Fair used to be held.
Remains of a road

An old road ascended the slopes to the west of Renton and passed the southern end of Carman Loch (as it was known before it became a reservoir). A path ascending through the woods is part of the old road, but the most visible remains are on the flat muir to the south-east of the reservoir, where the road is bounded by two parallel gorse-bearing ridges spaced about 14 metres apart. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view with marker pins on the line of the road.

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Date Taken
Monday, 13 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 January, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Heath, Scrub 
Place (from Tags)
Carman Muir 
Near (from Tags)
The Hundred Steps  Carman Reservoir 
Drove road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3801 7843 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2872N 4:35.8352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3804 7842
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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