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Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Icecube » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:18 pm

I propose a task to identify and photograph the extreme limits of the Glasgow city council boundary. I was thinking of the N. S. E. W. and N.E. S.E. S.W.and N.W.

Any interest?
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby cumbo » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:39 pm

Great Idea Icecube ! How long would it take to walk the boundary ?
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Icecube » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:43 pm

No walk it - just identify the 8 points by map etc. and then go take a pic of each one.
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby BrigitDoon » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:57 pm

cumbo wrote:Great Idea Icecube ! How long would it take to walk the boundary ?

It's called beating the bounds where I'm from and it took me three days to go 'round the parish of 41.7 square km. There will be swimming involved, I fear.
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Socceroo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:28 am

Walking the Glasgow Boundary would be interesting. Something that would make a good sponsored walk for charity. I wonder how how far it is and how long it would take?
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby banjo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:45 am

the boundary at yoker/clydebank is the yoker burn at the lovat pub.
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby BrigitDoon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:22 am

I've been looking at the Ordnance Survey map and part of the boundary goes along the Clyde between Uddingston and Cambuslang. I walked along there last year and the footpath was choked with weeds. It became impenetrable after a while. The rest of that stretch goes to Dalmarnock along the Clyde Walkway and that's easy enough.

It looks like a considerable challenge. I wouldn't mind having a go when the wheels are back on.
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:25 pm

Sounds like it'd be the Glasgow Common Riding. Without horses.

I fear it'd have to be an approximate route - unless I'm much mistaken, some of the boundary follows the M73 (though that might make it quite lively).
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby BrigitDoon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:42 pm

Lucky Poet wrote:...unless I'm much mistaken, some of the boundary follows the M73 (though that might make it quite lively).

Indeed it does. Game of "Chicken", anyone? :D

Also, it crosses the main railway line at Polmadie. Then there's the Clyde and White Cart.

How would we go about this circumnavigation? Start at a northerly point and work our way clockwise, or start at an easterly point and work anti-clockwise?
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Knightmare » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:03 pm

Think i'd rather spend the weekend smashing the ends of my toes with a plank of wood. :roll:

Sorry Icecube, this really wouldn't be my thing at all. We'll be photographing the city's best Prostitution spots next.

Besides... i think you'd be looking at a good £40.oo for petrol. :D
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby My Kitten » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:40 pm

would be interesting to do. Did we not have a thread with City of Glasgow signs somewhere?
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Icecube » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:45 pm

Knightmare wrote:Think i'd rather spend the weekend smashing the ends of my toes with a plank of wood. :roll:

Sorry Icecube, this really wouldn't be my thing at all. We'll be photographing the city's best Prostitution spots next.

Besides... i think you'd be looking at a good £40.oo for petrol. :D



At least you've grabbed the essence of the idea KM but no it couldn't possibly cost £40 in petrol as the idea would be that members living near identified locations could go out and take the pictures, a five or 10 minute walk for some.
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Sharon » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:35 pm

I quite like arbitrary things like boundary lines, so the notion of walking it appeals to me!!! Having no good reason, can be a good reason to me :)
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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:40 am

Knightmare wrote:Think i'd rather spend the weekend smashing the ends of my toes with a plank of wood. :roll:

Do it properly...

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...and we can finish the job with the petrol.

Better still, save the toes for the walking.

So, I'm nearest the South-East point. Where would this be? Dalmarnock Bridge? I've been across there often enough but the one time I walked there, I didn't take a photo of it.

There's a substation 'round the corner:

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The city boundary follows the middle of the Clyde out to Cambuslang according to the OS Map.

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There's a weir to the north of Westburn that could lay claim to being the south-easterly point:

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What about the heron, though? This sculpture is by the main road that crosses the Clyde (A763, Clydeford Road >>)

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Re: Eight Points of Glasgow

Postby Knightmare » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:46 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:
cumbo wrote:Great Idea Icecube ! How long would it take to walk the boundary ?

It's called beating the bounds where I'm from and it took me three days to go 'round the parish of 41.7 square km. There will be swimming involved, I fear.


Well i can see i wasn't the only one that thought we'd be walking/driving !!!
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