Good Views are not too far away…

Rather than a 90 minute or so drive to the Scottish Highlands this one roughly only took 20 minutes to the Campsie Fells at Lennoxtown before some “hill walking”.  So after a 20 minute climb from the car park on one of the best days of the year for weather I reached what a the ‘summit’ marked out by a pile of stone.

At the top there were good views all around looking into the Campsie Fells, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.

For the picture I took I went down another part of the hill to get a better position to avoid having lots of hills in the one shot.

Below we have a view looking over Lennoxtown with the city of Glasgow in the background:

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And the looking towards the east towards Cumbernauld with Lennoxtown in the foreground again with the moon also in the sky:

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These views were better than what I initially expected, after all I thought it was only a short 5 minute climb to a good view point but I didn’t quite get that one right which also meant I was quite expecting the size of the drop in which these pictures emphasize.

Drive round the Campsies

A short trip driving round the Campsie Hills and Carron Valley on a sunny Friday afternoon between the town of Kilsyth and Campsie Glen via Carron Bridge.

First picture is from ‘Tak Ma Doon Road’ between Kilsyth and Carron Bridge:

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With snow still on the ground from earlier in the week it added some variety to some of the pictures I was expecting to get.

Shortly after I passed the Carron Valley Reservoir.  First picture is of the water flowing down from the damn with a snow covered Meikle Bin in the background and the second picture is just a general view from the top of the damn across the reservoir:

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A quick drive further along the road beyond the Reservoir  we reach the next stopping point at the ‘Loup of Fintry’ on the Endrick Water.  A short walk after parking the car I reached the waterfall with a big drop and a scenic background:

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Now starting to head back towards ‘civilisation’ we get to the ‘Car Park in the Sky’ near Lennoxtown.  There were good views looking towards Glasgow & Cumbernauld but unfortunately no pictures due to the positioning of the sun but I went a short walk a found some waterfalls:

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So after a short break I went to my last location of the day, Campsie Glen for more waterfall photography, only took a few pictures due to time limitations but there was plenty of different shots that I could have took:

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Overall it was an enjoyable and scenic drive with plenty of photographic opportunities.

 

Higher quality pictures from the trip can be found here on my Flickr & Facebook.