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Report - The Molendinar Burn, Glasgow - Nov 2008

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by BenCooper, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. BenCooper

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    After my previous explore of Glasgow's Molindenar Burn, I had to go back to cover the downstream section, which runs from Duke Street down to the Clyde.

    The downstream tunnel entrance:

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    First there's beautiful stone, quite high:

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    Then stone walls and a brick roof:

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    Then circular brick, with some neat side drains:

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    Then lower and oval, with some steeper sections:

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    It then opens up a bit:

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    Before getting quite a bit lower:

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    Going under a large pipe:

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    A couple more side drains - theses don't drain into the burn, they end up somewhere underneath it:

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    Then a whole series of beautiful brick arches:

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    Then it gets very, very low and goes under the underground rail line from Central Station - I was half way through when a train went overhead:

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    Then a long, long backbreaking stretch:

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    Then a junction, where another burn joins - I haven't been able to find the name of this burn, but it follows the route of Greendyke Street:

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    Carrying on a bit further, the burn drops into a smaller pipe, and the way is impassable - this must be almost at the Clyde:

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    Going back upstream to where Greendyke joins the burn, there's a wall and pillar:

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    Going up Greendyke this time, the way is a lot more pleasant than the burn - much higher:

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    Some nice changes of construction:

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    A bit of modern concrete and brick:

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    Back to brick, and some nice reassuring reinforcement:

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    Some more beautiful side drains:

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    Then good old steel pipe, the same as upstream on the Molindenar Burn:

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    A newer, more open section:

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    And at this point, I stopped to turn back, as it was getting late:

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    Stopping only to photograph some subterranean mushrooms:

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    At a guess, I travelled about a mile and a half under Glasgow - and back again, of course! The Greendyke was still perfectly accessible when I abandoned my stroll, so who knows how far that goes. As usual, my Flickr set has lots more images...
     
    #1 BenCooper, Nov 3, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008

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