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Bridges at Inverbervie

Inverbervie, in Aberdeenshire, has two bridges spanning the River Bervie.

New bridge and old bridge. Old bridge to right and below:-

Inverbervie New Bridge and Old Bridge

New bridge from start of old bridge:-

Inverbervie New Bridge

Panorama of new bridge from old bridge. The stitch doesn’t quite show the bridge’s bend:-

Panorama Inverbervie New Bridge

Old bridge from road. New bridge behind to left:-

Inverbervie Old Bridge from Road

Old bridge from new bridge:-

Inverbervie Old Bridge

Burn and Bridge, Maspin Glen, Falkland, Fife

Son of the Rock Acres backs on to a former estate whose ‘big house’ has been turned into a hotel. There are extensive woodland walks round the place even though most of it has long since been converted into a golf course. A burn, the Back Burn, flows through it and on through the town of Markinch before eventually joining the river Leven.

I’ve just realised I’ve not really posted any pictures from the estate mainly because the good lady tends to use them.

Anyway, not far away – about three miles – at the edge of the village of Falkland, lies another estate through which runs another burn, which possibly itself feeds into the Back Burn. A signpost at the bottom of the path points to Maspin Glen.

This is that burn:-

Burn at Maspin Glen, Falkland, Fife

And this is a bridge over it carrying one of the estate’s paths:-

Bridge Over Burn at Maspin Glen, Falkland, Fife

Ellon, Aberdeenshire

We stopped at Ellon both on the way up to Peterhead and on the way back down.

A scenic river passes just to the west of the town, the River Ythan.

River Ythan at Ellon

It’s crossed by two bridges, the old one:-

Old Bridge, Ellon

And the newer:-

Newer Bridge Over River Ythan at Ellon

If you look closely at the above photo you’ll spot a single swan. Here it is in a closer shot:-

Swan in River Ythan, Ellon

River Walk, Olden, Norway

Looking up to Lake Floen from falls on Oldeelva river:-

Above Falls on Oldeelva River, Olden, Norway

On the way back to Olden village we decided not to take the road again but to walk the path on the other side of the river.

This required walking across wooden catwalks/bridges. You can see other such walkways in photos in previous posts:-

Wooden Bridge, Oldeelva River, Norway

One of them had this small bird (a dipper?) perched on it

A Dipper by Oldeelva River, Norway

Looking back towards the falls:-

Oldeelva river ,Olden

There was a path of sorts – more suitable for bikes really – but eventually after having to cross some grass we hit on a semi-metalled road. This was the view back up towards the lake:-

Mist and Mountains Near Olden, Norway

Rochdale

Until recently the River Roch through Rochdale town centre had been covered over for decades – almost a century. It’s been opened up now and the river looks well. A town always seems better for a river running through it.

Bridge in Rochdale town centre, Art Deco former Regal Cinema, now The Regal Moon, in background:-

Bridge over River Roch, Rochdale

Bridge in Rochdale town centre from opposite side, Town Hall in background:-

Town Bridge + Hall, Rochdale

Rochdale Town Hall and Square:-

Rochdale Town Hall and Square stitch

One side of Rochdale Town Square (to the right in previous picture):-

Rochdale Town Square

Rochdale’s most famous daughter is perhaps, Gracie Fields. There is a statue of her, complete with old style microphone, in the town square:-

Statue of Gracie Fields, Rochdale Town Square

Different angle. Town Hall in background:-

Reverse Angle Gracie Fields Statue,

The Rochdale trams are colourful; well, bright:-

Rochdale Tram

Kenmore, Perthshire

The village of Kenmore lies at the foot of Loch Tay in Perthsire.

Main street left. Taymouth Castle gates are behind you in this view. You can just make out the War Memorial at the far end of the street in front of the kirk:-

Kenmore pano 1

Main street right:-

Kenmore pano 2

Main street reverse view. Gates of Taymouth Castle middle centre. The War Memorial is directly behind here:-

Kenmore Street Panorama

Looking down to foot of Loch Tay:-

Kenmore 3

Foot of Loch Tay:-

Foot of Loch Tay, Kenmore

Near Kenmore a reconstructed crannog has been built out onto Loch Tay. This is the view of Kenmore from there:-

Kenmore from Crannog

The outflow from Loch Tay is the start of Scotland’s longest river, the silvery Tay. This lovely bridge spans it:-

Bridge over River Tay at Kenmore

River Tay at Kenmore:-

River Tay at Kenmore

Skye Hills

These photos were all taken on the hoof through the car window.

Not by the driver I hasten to add.

Skye’s landscape is pretty bleak with very few trees but has a stark beauty of a kind.

The main mountain range is the Cuillin but the Black Cuillin lie more to the west of the island than these which I believe belong to the Red Cuillin.

Skye Hills 1

Skye Hills 2

Skye Hills 3

Skye Hills 4

Skye Hills 5

Dumfries Bridges

The River Nith runs through Dumfries (in Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland.) In the town two bridges span it.

Newer bridge:-

New Bridge, Dumfries

Older bridge:-

Old  Bridge, Dumfries

Some lovely willow trees droop over the river just above the bridge:-

Willows, Dumfries

Famously a weir interrupts the river’s flow just opposite the town’s main riverside area (and car park which the river has visited often in the past.) The old bridge can be seen off to the centre right here with the weir in the centre ground:-

River Nith at Dumfries

Close up of weir and old bridge:-

Weir and Old Bridge, Dumfries

Bridge at Kelso

At Kelso there is a fine bridge over the River Tweed.

Bridge over Tweed at Kelso

From its parapet you get a view of Floors Castle in the distance. (You might have to zoom in on the photo though.)

Floors Castle from Bridge over Tweed

More Alloway

Even Alloway has Art Deco.

Art Deco Building, Alloway, Ayrshire

That central portion looks like a converted doorway, though.

The River Doon was surprisingly bonnie. (Most hyped-up scenic views are disappointing but the Doon runs clear and sparkling by ye banks and braes.)

River Doon, Alloway, Ayrshire

The Auld Brig O’ Doon, immortalised in Tam O’Shanter, also looks great. This is from a newer bridge.

Auld Brig o' Doon, Alloway, from newer bridge

The Auld Brig is protected now but amazingly there have been proposals in the past to demolish it.

Here it is from the east side.

Auld Brig o' Doon from East

And this is the view from the Auld Brig to the newer.

River Doon

Looking in the opposite direction from the newer bridge there is a third.

River Doon

Alloway is not lacking in scenes to photograph!

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