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Side road at Glen Finglas Resevoir

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Side road at Glen Finglas Resevoir

Just doing a little travelling around on Google Earth, and if a person turns north at Brig O Turk, going up past the resevoir, there appears to be a road that loops out around a mountain or ridge. Anyone familiar with that road and can advise of its condition, and the time to complete the loop from Brig O Turk? It looks like it has some real changes in elevation. Does it have the scenery one would expect from those altitude changes? (from 175m at the lake to over 600m at the top

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1. Re: Side road at Glen Finglas Resevoir

You can only drive to the damn; after that it is walk or cycle.

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2. Re: Side road at Glen Finglas Resevoir

It is an unmade track with fords......

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3. Re: Side road at Glen Finglas Resevoir

Thanks. Just the feedback I needed. Google earth has the option of highlighting all roads and that "goat trail" showed up highlighted. Nothing like having people on the ground.

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4. Re: Side road at Glen Finglas Resevoir

If you want detailed information about a place in GB then Get a Map is streets ahead of google. It gives you access to Ordnance Survey 1:500000 (1" to 1.25miles) and 1:25000 maps (1" to 2.5miles).

www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/

Click on the pink circle I want to get a map. Unfortunately it doesn't recognise Brig o Turk but try putting in another larger nearby place - Kilmahog and then use the scroll buttons to get you to the right place (possibly dropping the scale to help). Once you have located the reservoir you can follow the dotted white track. The dotted line means it is unfenced.

You can download a key to the symbols used here:

http://search.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/query.html?qt=key+to+symbols+used&go=Search&col=osweb&qc=osweb

For 1:50000 maps click on

1. 487 Kb PDF: Symbols used on OS Landranger maps

For 1:25000 maps click on

3. 451 Kb PDF: Map symbols used on Explorer maps

This is an amazing resource and can give you a tremendous amount of information about an area before you visit.

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