1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Walk To A Bridge

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Walk To A Bridge

Yesterday Peter and Bill and I went for a walk.  A very interesting walk.  A most enjoyable walk.  We walked from Callander town centre (where the friends I'm staying with live) up to the Bracklinn Falls on the Keltie Burn and then back through the woods to the end of the town and back along the old railway track. 

The new Keltie Bridge opened in November 2010, the original bridge having been swept away by flash floods in 2004.   This 20 tonne  bridge  made of local Larch and four 12 metre long Douglas Fir trunks was brought to the site in sections, constructed on site and winched across by hand.
The view up the burn from the bridge
The Bridge from below the Bracklinn Falls


Setting off for home
A startled Roe Deer decides whether we are a threat (this was taken with the equivalent of a 660mm telephoto lens - we are not really close

6 comments:

  1. Hard to beat a good Scottish burn... many happy memories of exploring them.

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  2. It looks a wonderful place. An Impressive bridge. I suppose it should be after a six year wait.

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  3. What a lovely place and I do like that bridge.

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  4. stunning vistas! like the deer too!

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  5. I'm catching up backwards here... Great views in this post! Looks like a nice walk.

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  6. What a beautiful area! The photographs are lovely.
    ;^)

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