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Report - The Molendinar Burn, Glasgow - Nov 2008



BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
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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...
 
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