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Report - Carrongrove Remnants, Denny - SEPTEMBER 2018



GreyFox

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Carrongrove Paper Mill sat on the banks of the River Carron in Denny, and was established by Gavin Glenny in 1825.

The mill is no longer standing, having closed in 2005 and demolished in stages since.

However, a short walk from the flattened site, into the woodlands, a couple small buildings remain.

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Visited the site with a non-member for a little mooch around the Carrongrove site, which is now a building site for a new housing estate.
So we headed along a wooded track away to the west.

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And then we noticed something nestled in the trees to the left, and quickly discovered this lovely little brick building. Its moss covered exterior shone brightly in the midday sun.

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It still boasted a sturdy metalwork roof, and the view of the the roof interior was rather pleasing.

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Not much to it, but it’s isolated and almost cute!

(yes, buildings can be cute).

Moving onwards, we came across another building, this time on the right hand side.

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It seemed to have been used for the purpose of water pumping or electrics, presumably for the now vanished Carrongrove paper mill a few minutes walk back to the east.

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And... I always love a chance for an ominous descent into darkness.


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There wasn’t much to see down there unfortunately. Just some alcoves for, I expect, machinery that has been since removed.

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All in all, two unexpected little finds in a rather nice and quiet wooded area. Not to mention the high biodiversity of local flora and fauna (complimentary butterfly pictures below :D)

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Peacock butterfly

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Red Admiral butterfly

There were other species but they flew away...
 
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