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Report - Walton Burn Tunnel Cumbernauld April 2012

Scottiedog

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A quick explore after work last week. Went to the Walton Burn near Castle Cary Cumbernauld, to take photos of the waterfalls but also found this amazing tunnel under the railway and you can return by a funny shaped culvert a short distance downstream.
Couldnt find any history about this place.

The tunnel starts with a convential brick lined & stone faced on outside bridge, taking the Walton Burn under the railway

waltonburntunnel2.jpg


but then it enters a tunnel in the rock

waltonburntunnel3.jpg


I wondered whether it had been a mine tunnel which the railway comp used to culvert the burn. it seems a bit excessive ??

waltonburntunnel.jpg


and exits here. It does look like an old mine adit from here. It is not far from the other mines in the area.
waltonburnfall.jpg


the nearby culvert
smalltunnel2.jpg


weird shape
smalltunnel1.jpg
 

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