NS3977 : New fence and gate on core path

taken 1 year ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

New fence and gate on core path
New fence and gate on core path
The gate is secured with a metal chain; the gate and the fence beside it are both new.

This is one of West Dunbartonshire's core paths (specifically, path 49), closed while work was taking place out of shot to the left, on the other side of the fence: NS3976 : Work taking place on overhead cables. When the work was finished, the gate was replaced with NS3977 : A new stile.

The whole path was closed for a while when the work was in progress, as was indicated by signs posted at its eastern end, which is shown, on an earlier occasion, in NS3977 : Gate on a path at Kilmalid.
Kilmalid power cable replacement :: NS3976

Power cables at Kilmalid and Lomondgate were replaced in work that was scheduled to take place from August to November of 2020. The cables are directed underground near a pedestrian underpass (NS39507699) below the eastern end of the Blue Bridge — Link — by means of which the A82 crosses the River Leven.

From notices posted on site: "25kV cable replacement on Strathleven—Dalreoch Circuit Cable: ... the overhead cable line involved is routed near to Murroch Burn at the rear of Glentaner Crescent, Dumbarton and passes to the land on north side of A82. ... The line drops and passes through the underpass under the A82 at Murroch Burn near the rear of Glentaner Crescent and replacing this cable requires the closure of the underpass for the duration of the project."

Lion's Gate to Dumbarton Rock :: NS3976

This description covers a subset of West Dumbartonshire's core paths (49—53 inclusive and 157) that, when taken together, make up a continuous path (49 + 50 + 52 + 53) along or near the eastern bank of the River Leven ( Link ), beginning at the Lion's Gate at Kilmalid, and ending at Dumbarton Rock(*). Two shorter paths (51 and 157) branch off from the riverside path. Others paths branch off from it near the SUDS pond at Lomondgate ( Link ); these are also included here, although they are not core paths.

(*) Note that, as of mid-2018, core path 53 stops at the east end of Riverside Lane, but it is intended that it eventually be extended to become a riverside walkway to Dumbarton Rock.

See LinkExternal link (PDF, 1.3MB, at the West Dunbartonshire Council website) for a visual index to all of these paths. Summary descriptions (where "BMIE" = Broadmeadow Industrial Estate and "CP" = Core Path):

CP 49 (741m): Beside the Murroch Burn; from the Lion's Gate to the Blue Bridge.
CP 50 (1019m): Heads south (beside a golf course) from the Blue Bridge to NW corner of BMIE.
CP 51 (440m): Branches off eastwards from CP 50; leads to Overburn Avenue.
CP 52 (849m): Heads south from NW corner of BMIE to Dumbarton Bridge.
CP 157 (84m): A short path branching off east from CP 52; leads to Poplar Road.
CP 53 (476m+): From Dumbarton Bridge to Riverside Lane (and, later, to Dumbarton Rock).

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Thursday, 3 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 September, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3962 7707 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3963 7707
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