2020 Old Coach Road?

These photos were shared by my friend Alex Rochead. Alex was recently walking downstream of the Calder from Milheugh, but on the Cambuslang side of the river, an area he often explored as a boy. This is a steep area across the river from Niaroo and shows what is possibly part of the old coach road , not far from the former ford crossing at Pattenholm.

The 1816 William Forrest map shows what looks like a very good road through Dyesholm from the Pech Brae towards Loanend, so this could very well have been part of that route.

I’ll need to get out exploring once lockdown is lifted!

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Joseph Allan Sure looks like a road
Blantyre Project some further research needed here. I’ll need to go back to old maps.

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