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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

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The start of this pleasant woodland trail can be reached from the tarmac paths leading from Riggside Road in Easterhouse. The path is firm and most even but it is not wide enough for two people to walk side by side all the way round. Some parts are only 500mm wide.There is a 5m slope with a gradient of 14% (1:7) but the rest of the trail has only gentle slopes.There are no seats available along the route.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, September 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.6 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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The start of the trail can be reached from the tarmac paths leading from Riggside Road in Easterhouse.There is  a slope to begin with a gradient of 12% (1:8) for 20m.

Start The start of the trail can be reached from the tarmac paths leading from Riggside Road in Easterhouse.There is a slope to begin with a gradient of 12% (1:8) for 20m.

There are over hanging bushes in a few places.

Clearance There are over hanging bushes in a few places.

 

Path

 

Path

There may be puddles on the path after wet weather.

Surface There may be puddles on the path after wet weather.

Cross the bridge and then bear right.The surface over the bridge is cobbled and a little uneven.

Direction Cross the bridge and then bear right.The surface over the bridge is cobbled and a little uneven.

Bear right by the damaged information board .

Direction Bear right by the damaged information board .

Most of the path from here on is less than 1 metre wide which means it may not always be possible for two people to walk side by side comfortably.

Width Most of the path from here on is less than 1 metre wide which means it may not always be possible for two people to walk side by side comfortably.

There is an iron man sculpture watching over the path.

Feature of Interest There is an iron man sculpture watching over the path.

At the path junction bear right.

Direction At the path junction bear right.

 

Path

The path is narrowed by the grass growing into it. It also has a cross slope for 150m or so.

Width The path is narrowed by the grass growing into it. It also has a cross slope for 150m or so.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Turn right at the T-junction at the end of this section of the trail.

Direction Turn right at the T-junction at the end of this section of the trail.

There  are a few loose stones on the path in places.

Surface There are a few loose stones on the path in places.

 

Path

The path provides good views over the wetlands of Cardowan Moss.

Path The path provides good views over the wetlands of Cardowan Moss.

 

Path

 

Path

There are some parts of the path that are uneven.

Surface There are some parts of the path that are uneven.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a short gradient of 14% (1:7) as the path approaches the bridges.The bridge surface is cobbled and a little uneven.

Gradient There is a short gradient of 14% (1:7) as the path approaches the bridges.The bridge surface is cobbled and a little uneven.

After the bridge there is a 5m section with a gradient of 13% (1:8) but it is also on a rocky, uneven surface.

Gradient After the bridge there is a 5m section with a gradient of 13% (1:8) but it is also on a rocky, uneven surface.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Keep right.

Direction Keep right.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Bear right.

Direction Bear right.

This last part of the trail back to the start is narrower, about 500mm wide.

Width This last part of the trail back to the start is narrower, about 500mm wide.

The surface is also more uneven in places.

Surface The surface is also more uneven in places.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Stay on the main path.

Direction Stay on the main path.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

At the tarmac path to the end of the trail there is a small step (30mm high).

Surface At the tarmac path to the end of the trail there is a small step (30mm high).

Cardowan Moss Phototrail

 

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Accessible toilets
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Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
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